U.S. 59 resurfacing project begins next week


The week of Sept. 17, weather permitting, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) expects to start a resurfacing project on U.S. 59 in Neosho County.   

The project area starts at the Labette-Neosho county line and continues north for 15 ½ miles to the junction of K-146. Activity includes resurfacing the mainline with ultra-thin bonded asphalt, adding aggregate to the highway shoulders and placing new pavement markings. Flaggers and a pilot car will direct one-lane traffic through the work zone during daylight hours; expect delays of 15 minutes or less. The road work should be finished in three weeks, weather permitting.

KDOT awarded the construction contract of $1.2 million to Bettis Asphalt & Construction of Topeka. Troy Howard, construction engineer at the KDOT Garnett office, reminds drivers to watch for the signs and flaggers and to use caution in the work zone. Persons with questions may contact Howard at (785) 448-5446, or Priscilla Petersen, KDOT Southeast District public affairs manager, at (620) 902-6433.