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U.S. 183 work begins next week


Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

PHILLIPSBURG -- A job to repave a section of U.S. Highway 183 in Phillips County is scheduled to begin Wednesday.

The job will begin at the Rooks/Phillips county line and continue north to the east U.S. Highway 36 junction.

In addition to a new surface and curb-and-gutter work, centerline rumble strips also will be added to the 13-mile stretch of roadway.

In 2007, KDOT implemented a policy to install center-line rumble strips in conjunction with new construction projects on many rural, two-lane highways that have at least a 3-foot paved shoulder. The strips are intended to warn drivers their vehicles are drifting across the centerline.

Flaggers and a pilot-car operation will guide one-lane traffic through the work zone during daylight hours. Drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes

KDOT awarded the $3.7 million contract to APAC Kansas, Hays.

Weather permitting, the project will be completed in mid-November.