K-27 reduced to one lane in Syracuse
Update Aug 13 - on the K-27 Syracuse project. The contractor has let us know that they will be setting up the temporary traffic signals and traffic at the south end of project will be reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary signal beginning this Monday, August 16.
Aug 12 - Traffic changes are scheduled to start along K-27 in Syracuse in mid- to late-August, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.
K-27 traffic will be reduced to one lane with flaggers in place as needed the week of Aug.16 as crews work to install pipes across the lanes.
Then beginning Monday, Aug. 23, K-27 from Golf Course Road north to the 600 block of K-27/Main Street in Syracuse will be reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary signal.
This work is all part of the resurfacing project taking place along K-27 from the south Syracuse city limits to the K-27/U.S. 50 junction. Venture Corporation of Great Bend is the contractor on this $6.5 million project, which is expected to be completed in November, weather permitting.
For more information on this project, contact Larry Meyer, Area Construction Manager, at (620) 384-7821, or Lisa Knoll, KDOT District 6 Public Affairs Manager, at (620) 260-6397.
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