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K-99 Double Culvert Replacement Project to Begin in Wabaunsee County

August 01, 2014
On Monday, August 4, a project will begin to replace two K-99 culvert structures located respectively .75-miles and one-mile south of the west junction of K-4 (approximately 10 miles south of Alma) in Wabaunsee County. The project includes the removal of two 23-foot wide (roadway width) existing Works Progress Administration (WPA)-era style stone arches with two 32-foot wide (roadway width) reinforced concrete boxes. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.

Beginning on Monday, August 4, crews will set traffic control and then begin construction of shoofly detours on the west side of both culverts to carry traffic around the project work zone. The shoofly detours should take about four weeks to construct and when completed traffic will then be shifted onto the two-lane gravel shoofly detours throughout the project duration. There will be an 11-foot lane width restriction and a 35 mph posted speed limit on both gravel shoofly detours.

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and "Give 'Em a Brake!" when approaching and driving through the project work zone.

Ebert Construction Co., Inc. (Wamego, KS) is the primary contractor on this double culvert replacement project with a total contract cost of $1.104 million. The scheduled completion date for the bridge replacement project is mid-February 2015, weather permitting.

This project is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010. Find out more about this and other T-WORKS projects at: http://kdotapp.ksdot.org/TWorks/.

For more information on this culvert replacement project, please contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Nathan Anstey, Construction Manager, at (620) 342-5402. (KDOT Project #4-99 KA-2476-01)


Tags: Wabaunsee County

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