CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) expects to begin a mill and overlay project on U.S. 69 in Cherokee County on Tuesday, May 30. The 12-mile project starts at the Oklahoma-Kansas state line and continues north to the U.S. 69/U.S. 160/K-7 junction. No work will take place within the city limits of Columbus.
Flaggers and a pilot car operation will direct one-lane traffic through the work zone during daylight hours. Delays of 15 minutes or less are expected. The road work should be finished by late July, weather permitting.
KDOT awarded the construction contract of $3.2 million to Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. and Subsidiaries, Columbia, Missouri. Check KDOT’s updated traveler information website, www.Kandrive.org, for more highway condition and construction details. Persons with questions may contact Doug Pulliam at KDOT-Pittsburg, (620) 235-9523, or Public Affairs Manager Priscilla Petersen at (620) 902-6433.