Starting around Monday, June 18, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt paving project on K-14 highway in Kingman and Reno Counties. The project will begin at the US-54/K-14 intersection west of the City of Kingman, then continue north seventeen (17) miles to the K-14/K-61 intersection west of the City of Arlington. This highway construction project is scheduled to be completed in August, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.
Traffic through this work zone will be controlled by flagmen and pilot car, so drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes. The work zone area will move daily and work will be underway during daylight hours only. There will be an 11 foot width restriction in the work zone, so vehicles with widths wider than 11 feet will need to use an alternate route. Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at the http://511.ksdot.org website, or can also be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.
Lafarge North American, Inc. from Wichita is the prime contractor for this $2,082,000 project, which is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010. For more information about T-WORKS projects and funding visit the website, www.ksdot.org/tworks.
KDOT urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. Persons with questions about the road work or other KDOT projects can call South Central Kansas Public Affairs Manager, Martin Miller, at 620-663-3361 or 1-877-550-5368 (Toll free).