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Traffic Alert: East Wichita Ave. Overlay Project Begins

Road Work AheadA project to resurface East Wichita Avenue in Russell from the Fossil Street intersection to the east city limits began Wednesday.

According to Russell City Manager Jon Quinday, crews will begin drainage work and prep this week. In the coming weeks, the road will undergo a complete mill and overlay resurfacing.

Russell Public Works Director Arlyn Unrein reminds folks to be careful when traveling through the area.

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According to Unrein, the project will cost between $500,000 and $600,000 with $200,000 of it being paid for through a KDOT grant.

The general contractor for the project will be Venture Corporation from Great Bend and the subcontractor will be Bryant and Bryant from Halstead.

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