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U.S. Highway 24 repaving set; expect driving delays

September 2, 2008

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Resurfacing work is set to begin this week on a 7.8-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 24 in Jefferson County, and motorists are being advised to be ready for traffic delays.

The $1.1 million project - set to begin Thursday, weather permitting - will reduce the highway to one lane of traffic in areas where work is occurring. A pace car will lead traffic through the work zone, and drivers should expect to be delayed up to 10 minutes at any one time, said Kimberly Qualls, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

More than 5,000 vehicles use the stretch of highway on a typical day. Work is scheduled for daylight hours on weekdays and possibly on some Saturdays - although likely not when Kansas State University has a home football game, Qualls said, as the highway is a popular route for Wildcat fans heading into Manhattan.

Hamm Construction Inc., of Perry, is contractor for the job, which is scheduled to be finished in early October, Qualls said.

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A $1.1 million resurfacing project started Sept. 4 and caused traffic delays in Jefferson County. The work zone normally carries up to 5,400 vehicles per day. Crews from Hamm Construction Inc. finished the work Oct. 8.

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Tony Kisner 5 years, 7 months ago

Has anyone paved that road except the Hamms?

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