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June 11, 2012

Kansas Department of Transportation begins testing highways

Beginning today, the Kansas Department of Transportation will run tests of pavement strength on some of the busy state and federal highways in Crawford and Cherokee counties. The tests run through Thursday. A pilot-car operation will be used for traffic control at each testing site. Motorists will experience delays of up to 15 minutes.

The routes are:

Kansas Highway 47 from the Neosho-Crawford county line east to Girard;

Kansas Highway 7 from Girard south to Cherokee;

U.S. Highway 160 from U.S. Highway 69 east to the Kansas-Missouri state line;

U.S. Highway 400 from the Labette-Cherokee county line east to U.S. 69;

Kansas 103 from Kansas 7 east to U.S. 69;

Kansas 102 from West Mineral east to Kansas 7.

KDOT reminds all drivers to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through the testing zones.

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