The week of April 23 the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to begin an intersection improvement project at the junction of U.S. 69/U.S. 400/K-171. Project activity includes adding turn lanes and installing permanent traffic signals.
Temporary signals and intermittent flaggers will direct traffic through the project until the permanent signals are activated. A driving lane width restriction of 11 feet will be in effect; no oversized loads will be allowed.
KDOT awarded the construction contract of $2.5 million to Amino Brothers, Co., Inc., of Kansas City, Kan. The work is expected to be finished and the intersection reopened to unrestricted traffic by late November 2018. Bob Gudgen, construction engineer at KDOT-Pittsburg, reminds drivers to obey the signs and signals and ‘Give ‘em a Brake!’ at the work zone. Persons with questions may call Gudgen at (620) 308-7621 or Priscilla Petersen at KDOT-Chanute, (620) 902-6433.