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Resurfacing Projects Planned on US-281, K-18

Road Work AheadThe Kansas Department of Transportation plans to begin work in mid-June on a pair of resurfacing projects in Russell, Osborne and Smith Counties.

The first project will cover a 35-mile portion of US Highway 281 from the Kansas Highway 18 junction in Russell County to the Smith County line. Crews will also be working on an additional resurfacing project on a 13-mile stretch of K-18 in Russell County from the east US-281 junction to the Lincoln County line.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work zones and controlled by flaggers and a pilot car during daylight hours. Minor delays not exceeding 15 minutes should be anticipated. Both projects are expected to be complete by the end of July, weather permitting.

Venture Corporation is the primary contractor for the projects with total contract costs of $2.1 million for the US-281 project and $1.1 million for the K-18 project.

(Information courtesy KDOT.)

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