Starting around Monday, Aug. 19, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin a bridge repair project on the US-77 Highway bridge over the Little Walnut River, located 4.94 miles north of Butler/Cowley county line. This bridge repair project is scheduled to be completed by November, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.
During construction the bridge will be limited to one lane with traffic through the work zone controlled by traffic signals, so drivers can expect delays at this location. Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at the http://511.ksdot.org website, or can also be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.
Mission Construction Company Inc., from Saint Paul, Kansas is the prime contractor for this $78,000 project, which is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010. For more information about T-WORKS projects and funding visit the website, www.ksdot.org/tworks.
KDOT urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. Persons with questions about the road work or other KDOT projects can call South Central Kansas Public Affairs Manager, Martin Miller, at 620-663-3361 or 1-877-550-5368 (Toll free).