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Kansas Highways 18, 232 to Undergo Construction

Road Work AheadRoad construction will begin this week on portions of Kansas Highways 18 and 232 in northern and eastern Russell County.

The work on K-18 includes a 1.5-inch overlay beginning at the east U.S. Highway 281 junction near Luray and continuing east to the Lincoln County line.

The work on K-232 includes a 1.5-inch mill and inlay, followed by a 1.5-inch overlay of new asphalt material beginning at the K-18 junction and continuing southeast to the Lincoln County line. The shoulders will be widened on the K-232 section. Both construction operations will cover 22 miles on the two highways.

Flaggers and a pilot car operation will guide one-lane traffic through the work zones during daylight hours. Delays of 15 minutes or less should be expected through the construction time frame.

KDOT awarded the $4.1 million construction contract to Venture Corporation of Great Bend.

Weather permitting, the project will be complete by November 30.

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