K-47 resurfacing project to begin Aug. 5

The Kansas Department of Transportation plans to begin a 23½-mile resurfacing project on K-47 in Crawford and Neosho counties Monday, Aug. 5, weather permitting. Activity includes a scrub and chip seal on K-47 from U.S. 69 west to St. Paul. 

Flaggers and a pilot car will guide one-lane traffic through the work zone during daylight hours; expect delays of 15 minutes or less. No work will take place on K-47 within the city limits of Girard or St. Paul.

Vance Bros., Inc., of Kansas City, Mo., is contractor on the $850,000 project. KDOT expects the road work to be finished in one month, weather permitting. Drivers should watch for the signs and flaggers, and drive cautiously through the work zone. Persons with questions may contact Bob Gudgen at KDOT-Pittsburg, (620) 308-7621, or Priscilla Petersen at KDOT-Chanute, (620) 902-6433.