Starting the week of March 20th, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a bridge rehabilitation project on US-50 in Reno County. The bridge carrying US-50 over BNSF Railroad is just west of the City of Sylvia and 2.98 miles east of the Reno/Stafford County Line.
Traffic through this work zone will be reduced to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals. Reduced speed limits of 45 mph through the construction zone can be expected. Drivers can expect delays of less than 15 minutes. All loads over 10′ of total width should seek alternative routes.
The bridge preservation project is scheduled to be completed and reopen the highway to unrestricted traffic by September 2017, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.
Bridges Inc. from Newton, Kansas is the prime contractor for this $1,327,000 project, which is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature. For more information about T-WORKS projects and funding visit the website, www.ksdot.org/tworks. 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.
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 this road work or other KDOT projects can call South Central Kansas Public Affairs Manager, Zach Oswald, at 620-663-3361 or 1-877-550-5368 (Toll free).