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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • U.S. 160 repaving scheduled

  • Beginning on Monday, May 5, the Kansas Dept of Transportation will begin two road projects that will impact Wellington residents.
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  • Beginning on Monday, May 5, the Kansas Dept of Transportation will begin two road projects that will impact Wellington residents.
    One project involves repaving U.S. 160 between Wellington and Winfield.  The project will begin at the Wellington city limits and continue 19 miles.
    Traffic through this work zone will be controlled by flagmen and pilot car, so drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes, state highway officials said.  
    The work area will move daily and work will be underway during daylight hours only.  There will be a 12 foot width restriction in the work zone, so vehicles with widths wider than 12 feet will need to use an alternate route.  This project is scheduled to be completed by August, depending on delays caused by adverse weather conditions.
    APAC – Kansas Inc., Shears Division from Hutchinson is the prime contractor for this $3,113,545.63 project, which is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010.
    A second project involves a bridge replacement on U.S. 81 over the Fall Creek in Sumner County, located at the south city limits of Caldwell or 1.58 miles north of the Kansas/Oklahoma State line. This bridge will be constructed one half at a time with traffic controlled through the work zone by traffic signals, so drivers can expect short delays.  This bridge replacement project is scheduled to be completed by December, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.
    There will be an 11 foot width restriction in the work zone, so vehicles with widths wider than 11 feet will need to use an alternate route.  Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at the http://511.ksdot.org website, or can also be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.
    Bridges, Inc. from Newton is the prime contractor for this $1,198,693.08 project, which is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010.

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