|Looking west, the pavement reconstruction project located on K-51 in Hugoton will address long term drainage issues in the area and extend the pavement life of the roadway.|
Today's Work Zone Wednesday features a pavement reconstruction project on K-51 in Hugoton, which is located in Southwest Kansas. In April, KDOT began this project designed to address a long term drainage issue in the area and improve and extend the pavement life of the roadway, the project includes replacing or upgrading 17 storm sewer inlets with drop inlets to improve drainage in the area, installation of a new box, seven new pipes and a new submersible pump that will improve drainage and correct an existing long term issue with standing water in the area.
|The pavement reconstruction project along K-51 includes upgrading 17 storm sewer inlets to improve drainage in the area.|
Asphalt pavement is being removed and replaced with 8-inch concrete pavement that will improve road conditions and extend pavement life. Curbing will be replaced as needed and ADA ramps will be installed to meet current standards. The project will also increase the turning radius at the intersection of U.S. 56 and K-51 to better accommodate truck traffic. Work will be completed in four phases and is expected to be completed by October 31, 2017.
The pavement reconstruction project along K-51 includes upgrading 17 storm sewer inlets to improve drainage in the area.
Smoky Hill, LLC. of Salina is the primary contractor on the project with a construction cost of approximately $3.9 million.