Highway 75 project set to begin

Submitted by Kate Craft

An intersection improvement and resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 75 in Sabetha was set to begin Tuesday, May 17. The two-mile project extends from just south of 260th Street to just north of 280th Street/K-246.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, work includes constructing left turn lanes at the 260th Street and 280th Street intersections, removal of the existing by-pass lanes, pavement resurfacing and street light installation at 280th Street.

There will be a speed reduction and 12-foot width restriction through the work zone. Both directions of U.S. Highway 75 will remain open for a majority of the project, however, intermittent periods of one-way traffic will occur. A pilot car and flaggers will direct traffic, and drivers should plan for delays of up to 15 minutes at those times. Traffic delays should be minimal when both lanes are open.

Work will take place Monday through Friday, and Saturdays as needed, during daylight hours.

Herzog Contracting of St. Joseph, Mo., is the contractor on the $5.4 million project, which is estimated to be completed by late September. 

KDOT urges all motorists to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. To stay aware of all road construction projects across Kansas, go to www.kandrive.org or call 5-1-1.

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