KDOT: Wait for the Pilot Car on US 183 Bypass
The road construction project to resurface the U.S. 183 Bypass in Hays is expected to continue through mid September, and KDOT is urging motorists to obey the
traffic signs associated with the work zone.
“We really need all drivers approaching U.S. 183 from the side roads to stop when the “Wait for pilot car” signing is in place in the construction zone until the vehicle displaying the “Pilot Car, Follow Me” passes the drivers’ intended direction of travel,” explains KDOT Construction Engineer Nick Rogers.
“We simply need all drivers to wait for the pilot car for their own safety, as well as the safety of those workers within the construction zone.” The five mile job began at the U.S. 183 junction within the south city limits of Hays and continues north to the I-70 junction.
The scope includes a partial mill and 1 ½-inch overlay of new asphalt material.
During construction flaggers and a pilot car operation will guide one-lane traffic through the work zone during daylight hours. Delays of 15 minutes or less should be expected.