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KDOT testing pavement strength

By The Herald Staff | 6/17/2013

Is U.S. 59 strong enough to handle continued highway traffic?

The Kansas Department of Transportation is testing pavement strength this week in several areas across the state, including U.S. 59 in Anderson County.

Is U.S. 59 strong enough to handle continued highway traffic?

The Kansas Department of Transportation is testing pavement strength this week in several areas across the state, including U.S. 59 in Anderson County.

The testing crew uses a falling weight deflectometer, a device equipped with a series of weights that checks the strength of asphalt pavement, according to a press release from KDOT. The state agency conducts such testing every year on different sections of the state highway system. U.S. 75 in Coffey County also is included in the pavement test.

A pilot car operation will be used for traffic control at each testing site, KDOT said. Motorists are expected to experience delays of 15 minutes or less.

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