The Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad Co will begin a permitted railroad crossing repair project the week of Oct. 9. The project is located on U.S. 54/400 east of the city of Pratt in Pratt county between Reference Post 143 and Reference Post 144. The purpose of the railroad crossing repair project is to replace concrete panels and conduct necessary upgrades. It is scheduled to be completed around Oct. 12, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.
Construction will take place during the day, and traffic will be reduced to one 12-foot lane controlled by flagging personnel in the work zone. With both lanes affected by the project, drivers should expect delays and plan extra time in their travel schedules.
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 call 5-1-1 from any phone in Kansas or 1-866-511-5368 if unable to access 5-1-1.