Monday, December 22, 2014

KDOT: Let’s get ready to rumble

By The Herald Staff | 4/4/2014

A highway fix near Ottawa will make the roadway more bumpy — not less.

New rumble strips are set for the shoulders of U.S. 59 in Franklin and Douglas counties, the Kansas Department of Transportation said. Rumble strips are precautionary features used to warn inattentive drivers they are leaving the roadway, KDOT said.

Roadwork is set to begin Tuesday. Drivers should expect little to no delays, KDOT said, but should use extra caution through the project work zone since heavy equipment and road crews will be active on the shoulders of the highway.

Diamond Surface Inc. of Rogers, Minn., is the primary contractor on the rumble strip project with a total contract cost of $152,817. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late May 2014, weather permitting.

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