Highway 4 Work to Begin Monday

Winter weather and moisture may roll in over the weekend, but the Kansas Department of Transportation has plans to begin an asphalt-paving project on Kansas Highway 4 in Rice County on Monday, according to Construction Engineer for KDOTKDOT Stephen Mazouch.

The nearly $2.7 million dollar project starts at the Barton and Rice County line and continues east about 25 miles to the Rice and Ellsworth County line. Mazouch says that project consists of a half-inch mill, with the contractor overlaying with an inch and a half of asphalt material. As for traffic in the work zone, motorists will be controlled with traffic control signs that move daily up and down the road where construction is ongoing, as well as with by flagger and pilot car, so drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes.