The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 8, 2013

Kansas Dept. of Transportation schedules resurfacing of U.S. 160

From staff reports

CRESTLINE, Kan. — Officials with the Kansas Department of Transportation expect to begin a project Monday, May 13, that will resurface a 20-mile section of U.S.160 in Cherokee County.

The project starts at the south U.S.69/U.S.400 junction at Crestline and continues west to end at the Cherokee-Labette county line.

The first phase, from Crestline west to the U.S.160/U.S.69 junction at Columbus, consists of milling one inch off the existing roadway surface and applying a one and a half-inch asphalt overlay. During the second phase, the contractor will place a three quarter-inch asphalt overlay on U.S.160 from Columbus west to the Cherokee/Labette county line.

Traffic at the work zone will be reduced to one lane controlled by flaggers and a pilot car during daylight hours. Motorists should expect delays of 15 minutes or less. The entire project should be finished by mid-July, weather permitting.

KDOT awarded the construction contract of approximately $2 million to APAC Missouri, Inc., of Springfield. Bob Gudgen, construction engineer at the Pittsburg KDOT office, reminds drivers to obey the flaggers, reduce speed, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” at the work zone.

The preservation project is funded under the T-WORKS transportation program.

People with questions concerning the road work may contact Gudgen at 620- 231-7560, or KDOT Southeast District Public Affairs Manager Priscilla Petersen, 1-877-550-5368. For more information concerning T-WORKS projects visit the website,