A deck repair and overlay project will began July 28 on the southbound U.S. 75 bridge located ½-mile south of the city of Carbondale exit (Osage County). Project work includes removal of two-inches of the existing bridge deck surface, followed by partial and full-depth patching, and then topped by a two-inch Portland cement overlay, along with all new pavement markings. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.
Beginning on Thursday, July 28, southbound U.S. 75 will be reduced to one lane over the bridge, 24/7 round the clock, throughout the project duration. Crews will first complete repair work in the right lane, then switch repair work to the left lane. Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via concrete barrier, cones and signage. There will be a 16-foot lane width restriction and a 60 mph posted speed limit through the work zone throughout the project duration.
The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, take it slow, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.
King Construction (Hesston, KS) is the primary contractor on this project with a total contract cost of $172,427. The scheduled completion date for the bridge deck project is late September 2016, weather permitting.
This preservation 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 bridge deck repair and overlay project, please contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Clinton Prose, Construction Manager, at (620) 342-5402. (KDOT Project #75-70 K-4258-01)