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The Kansas Department of Transportation will begin a 39 mile overlay project on K-128 beginning at the junction of U.S. 24 and K-128, continuing north through Jewell County to the Kansas/Nebraska state line.

Work is set to begin on August 4 with a completion date of October 20 weather permitting. Traffic will be carried through construction via flaggers and a pilot car during daylight hours, with a lane width restriction of 11 feet.

Venture Corporation of Great Bend, KS is the prime contractor and the cost of the project is $2,518,103.30

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.

For more information:
Donna Tollerton
785.823.3754
donna.tollerton@ks.gov

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