K-31 Culvert Replacement Project To Begin In Wabaunsee County

By: Kansas Dept. of Transportation, posted by Amanda Lanum Email
By: Kansas Dept. of Transportation, posted by Amanda Lanum Email

HARVEYVILLE, Kan. - On Monday, July 9, a culvert replacement project will close K-31 approximately 4.185 miles east of the K-99 junction in Wabaunsee County. The existing corrugated metal arch culvert structure is being replaced with a reinforced concrete box.

Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.

Beginning on Monday, July 9 at 7:00 a.m., both eastbound and westbound K-31 will be closed to all through traffic from the west city limits of Harveyville west to the K-99 junction. Access will be maintained for local traffic only. A marked detour will be provided.

Westbound traffic will detour on K-31 east to Burlingame, then south on US-56/K-31 to the US-56/K-31 junction north of Osage City, then west on US-56 to the K-99 junction just north of Admire, then north on K-99 back to K-31. Eastbound traffic will detour on southbound K-99 to the US-56 junction just north of Admire, then east on US-56 to the US-56/K-31 junction just north of Osage City, then north on US-56 to Burlingame, then west on K-31 to Harveyville. Drivers should expect some delays and must use alternate routes during the roadway closure.

Ebert Construction Co., Inc. & Subsidiary (Wamego, KS) is the primary contractor on this culvert replacement project with a total contract cost of $320,891. The scheduled completion date for the culvert replacement 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/.

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. For more information on this culvert replacement project, please contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Andrew Davis, Construction Manager, at (620) 342-5402. (KDOT Project #31-99 KA 1806-01)


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