K-10 Resurfacing Project to Begin in Lawrence

By: From 13 News, KDOT, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From 13 News, KDOT, Posted by Ralph Hipp
The nearly nine-mile stretch of K-10 which will someday make up the west leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway, is getting a paving makeover this week.

K-10 Highway, East of Lawrence

K-10 Resurfacing Project to Begin in Lawrence

On Wednesday, August 15, a resurfacing project will begin on an 8.43-mile section of K-10 from the I-70/Kansas Turnpike Lecompton interchange south to the US-59 interchange in Lawrence (Douglas County). Project work includes patching of existing pavement, milling at ramps and bridge approaches, application of a 3/4-inch new asphalt layer on the existing mainline pavement, and the application of a chip seal on the shoulders, followed by all new pavement markings. The resurfacing project will smooth the road and fill surface defects that can shorten pavement life. Work will take place during daylight hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.

On Wednesday through Friday, August 15-17, northbound and southbound K-10 traffic will be reduced to one lane for both directions along with intermittent closures of adjacent cross roads during the project work hours for chip seal work on the shoulder only. Once the chip seal on the shoulders is completed, the project will be suspended until Monday, September 10, when resurfacing work on the mainline lanes will begin. Advance notification will be sent out under separate cover when the project resumes.

Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via signage, cones and a pilot car and flagger operation. Drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes maximum and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible. There will be a posted speed limit of 55 mph and a 12-foot lane width restriction through the project work zone during working hours.

No oversized or supersized loads will be allowed through the project work zone. Note: No traffic impacts or project work will take place on University of Kansas home game days in Lawrence. Updated traffic information for this project can be viewed online at: www.ksdot.org/topekametro/laneclose.asp.

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.

Hamm, Inc. & Subsidiaries of Perry is the primary contractor on this resurfacing project with a total contract cost of $938,218. The scheduled completion date for the entire resurfacing project is early November 2012, weather permitting.

This project is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010. Find out more about this and other T-WORKS projects at: http://kdotapp.ksdot.org/TWorks/.

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