KDOT testing pavement in Crawford and Labette counties


Starting Monday, Aug. 14, and continuing through Thursday, Aug. 17, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will run tests of pavement strength on sections of several highways in Crawford and Labette counties:

  • K-7, from Cherokee north to the Crawford-Bourbon county line;
  • K-146, from Walnut west to the Crawford-Neosho county line;
  • K-126, entire route;
  • U.S. 69, Pittsburg bypass;
  • U.S. 160, east of Altamont;
  • U.S. 59, from the Oklahoma-Kansas state line north to Chetopa.

The KDOT testing crew uses a device called a falling weight deflectometer to check pavement strength. A pilot car will guide one-lane traffic through each testing work zone. Travelers can expect delays of 15 minutes or less during daylight hours. KDOT reminds all drivers to use caution and obey the signs and flaggers.