RILEY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW)--Two different road construction projects could delay your commute.
Bluemont Ave. Improvement Project
A roadway improvement project will begin Monday on Bluemont Ave. from Manhattan Ave. to 11th Street.
Project work includes grading and surfacing, storm sewer and traffic signal installation along with the addition of a raised median in the center of Bluemont Ave.
Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday. Some work may take place on Saturday.
There will be lane restrictions or closures on Bluemont Ave. during construction. Traffic will be directed through the project via signage and cones. Drivers should expect delays during peak commute times. You are encouraged to use an alternate route if possible.
Emery Sapps and Sons is the primary contractor on the project with a total contract cost of $984,476.
The project is set to be complete by mid-October, weather permitting.
U.S. 24 Resurfacing Project In Riley and Pottawatomie Counties
Starting Monday, a resurfacing project will begin on U.S. 24 one a 22.52 mile stretch in Riley and Pottawatomie Counties.
Resurfacing work will take place on U.S. 24 from the east U.S. 77 junction east to the K-13 junction, from the east Riley County line to Excel Road and eastbound lanes only from Excel Road to Wamego.
Work includes a 1.5 inch surface mill and 1.5 inch asphalt overlay on mainline lanes.
East and Westbound lanes will be reduced to one lane for both directions as crews begin work at the north end of the project at the east U.S. 77 junction and move south. Traffic will be reduced to one lane for both directions on the two-lane portions.
Traffic will be directed through the work zone on the two-lane portions via a pilot car and flagger operation. Traffic will be directed through the four-lane portion via lane closures.
Delays of up to 15 minutes should be expected. If possible, drivers should use an alternate route.
Shilling Construction Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries is the primary contractor on the project, with a total contract cost of $3.053 million.
The project is set to be complete by mid-October.