April 30, 2013

Construction to limit U.S. 69 to one lane in southern Johnson County

The resurfacing project will limit traffic to one lane over a 4-mile stretch 179th Street to the Johnson and Miami county line.

A resurfacing project in southern Johnson County will reduce U.S. 69 to one lane.

The project is expected to begin at 7 a.m. Friday and will involve the stretch of U.S. 69 from 179th Street south to the Johnson and Miami county line.

The work includes milling away the existing pavement and then laying down a new 5 1/2-inch asphalt overlay.

While the project is underway, crews are expected to work 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Drivers can expect both directions of U.S. 69 to be reduced to one lane. However, crews primarily will reduce traffic one direction at a time.

Signs and cones will direct drivers through the work zone and speeds will be limited to 50 mph. There will be a 15-foot lane width restriction through the work zones.

Major traffic delays, especially during peak hours, should be expected. They should use alternate routes if possible.

The resurfacing project is scheduled to be completed by late May, weather permitting.

View U.S. 69 resurfacing project to get underway in southern Johnson County. in a larger map

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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