By SALINA POST
OTTAWA COUNTY - The Kansas Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing project has begun on U.S. Highway 81 in Ottawa County.
Work on nine miles of northbound U.S. 81 will be from approximately two miles south of Kansas Highway 106 to approximately seven miles north of K-106, KDOT noted in a news release.
Work on approximately three miles of southbound U.S. 81 will be from approximately two miles south of K-106 to approximately one mile north of K-106.
"Traffic will be reduced to one 16-foot lane at a reduced speed through the work zone. Drivers should expect minimal delays, not exceeding five minutes," KDOT noted.
The project is expected to cost $8.9 million and is scheduled to be completed in September, weather permitting. The prime contractor for the project is APAC-Kansas Inc. of Hutchinson.
"KDOT urges all motorists to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. To stay aware of all road construction projects across Kansas, go to www.kandrive.org or call 5-1-1," KDOT noted.