Sealing projects scheduled to begin
The Kansas Department of Transportation expects two road sealing projects on Kansas Highway 156 in Finney and Hodgeman counties to begin by Wednesday. Combined, the two projects will run from the west junction of K-156 and Kansas Highway 23 in Finney County to sevent-tenths of a mile east of the junction of K-156 and U.S. Highway 283 in Hodgeman County.
During construction, traffic will be limited to one lane through the work zone, guided by a pilot car. Drivers can expect delays of 15 minutes or less.
KDOT urges drivers to be alert, pay attention to all work zone warning signs, slow down when approaching a work zone and be prepared to stop.
Heft and Sons, L.L.C., of Greensburg, is the primary contractor on these two projects with a combined cost of approximately $850,000. KDOT expects work on these two projects to be completed by the end of September, depending on weather.
For questions on the project, call Joyce Muhlenbruch, construction engineer, at (620) 640-0400 or Kirk Hutchinson, KDOT Southwest Public Affairs Manager at (877) 550-5368.
To learn more about this and other T-WORKS projects, visit www.ksdot.org/tworks.
Contest aims to Put the Brakes on Fatalities
The deadline is less than a month away for Kansas kids, age 5 to 13, to enter artwork for a statewide poster contest focusing on Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities.
All entries must be postmarked by Sept. 20.
Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge at the Legends in Kansas City and $50 gas cards from QuikTrip Corp.
A total of 18 regional winners in the six regions and age groups, ages 5 to 7, 8 to 10 and 11 to 13, each will receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas.
Entries should be mailed to: AAA Kansas, Public Affairs, 3545 S.W. Sixth St., Topeka, KS 66606.
On the back of the 8¬½-by-11-inch paper entry must be the child's full name, age at time of entry, mailing address, county, a parent's name and contact phone number.
For more information on the contest and the national safety campaign, go to KDOT's website at www.ksdot.org.
Carson Linenberger and Clara Jackson, both of Garden City, were among the regional winners in 2012.