Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Work Zone Wednesday: Pavement fixes in northwest Kansas

Much needed repairs are underway along a 21-mile stretch of K-27 in northern Cheyenne County from the west U.S. 36/K-27 junction north to the Nebraska border.  Above average rainfall and temperatures last summer led to deteriorating pavement conditions that required action prior to this year’s construction. As a temporary fix, KDOT crews laid down approximately 300 tons of hot mix along a 12-mile stretch of the route to tide it over until 2016.

This year’s work includes a 4-inch milling of the road surface, followed by application of a 3-inch inlay and 1.5-inch overlay. Construction began in early June and is expected to be completed by mid-August. Venture Corporation is the primary contractor with a total contract cost of approximately $4.7 million.

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