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I-70 shoulder work starting in Sherman Co.

A project to install shoulder rumble strips on approximately 8 miles of I-70, from Edson to the Sherman/Thomas county line, is scheduled to begin this week.

The project will require a lane closure during daylight hours, throughout the construction timeframe. A message board and traffic safety cones will alert the traveling public of the lane closure. The speed limit will be reduced to 60 mph within the work zone.

"The rumble strips are installed to enhance safety of the corridor," said KDOT Area Engineer Eric Oelschlager. "They are designed to be a warning to drivers if their vehicle veers from their normal path of travel."

Use caution, pay attention to the work zone signs, and respect workers when driving through any road construction zone. Slow down and "Give 'Em A Brake".

KDOT awarded this $34,708 construction contract to Diamond Surface Inc. of Rogers, Minn.

This project is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May of 2010.

The work is scheduled to be complete by Friday.

For questions concerning the project, contact Oelschlager at (785) 626-3258 or erico@ksdot.org in Atwood; or Kristen Brands, Northwest Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 877-3315 or kristenb@ksdot.org in Norton.