Detours change for 2nd phase of roundabout

Work on the new roundabout at the intersection of U.S. Highway-56, U.S. High?way 77 and Kansas High?way 150 in Marion County is now entering the second phase.

For the duration of Phase 2, it will be necessary to close K-150, the Kansas Department of Transporta?tion announced last week.

A detour will be in effect to accommodate traffic during this phase of the project.

Drivers wanting to travel east on K-150 from the U.S. 56/U.S. 77 intersection will travel south on U.S. 77, then east on U.S. 50 to join K-150 at the U.S. 50/K-150 junction.

Drivers heading west will use the same detour in reverse. The detour will be in effect until project completion Dec. 21, weather permitting.

With Phase 1 of the project completed, KDOT redirected traffic back to U.S. 56 and off of K-256 and Main Street in Marion on Thursday.

Marion public works crew have removed the barriers from Eisenhower and on Timber. The authorized U-turn at First and Main streets will resume.

The prime contractor for the roundabout project is Cornejo & Sons Construc?tion of Wichita. The project is estimated to cost just over $5.4 million.

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