On Monday, Aug. 6, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) expects to begin a resurfacing project on 17 miles of U.S. 169 in Montgomery County. The south six-mile section of the project starts at County Road 3000, just north of Coffeyville and the Amazon.com plant, and continues north to the concrete pavement at the U.S. 169/160 junction. The north 11-mile section starts at the north end of the U.S. 169/160 concrete pavement and continues north to the Montgomery-Labette county line.
The roadway will first be milled at project tie-ins to the existing pavement, and at railroad crossings and bridges as necessary. An ultra-thin asphalt overlay will then be applied to the highway surface. In addition, a conventional seal will be placed on the highway shoulders along the north section of the project. A pilot car and flagging operation will direct one-lane traffic through the work zone during the milling and resurfacing work. Motorists can expect delays of 15 minutes or less on the project during daylight hours.
KDOT awarded the construction contract of $1.4 million to Heckert Construction of Pittsburg. According to Luke Middleton, construction manager at the Independence KDOT office, this T-WORKS preservation project should be completed by the first week in October.