Starting Monday: State to resurface 9 miles of U.S. 56 from Lincolnville, south

A section of U.S. Highway 56 in Marion County will soon have the surface asphalt recycled. Beginning Monday, June 30, 2 inches of asphalt will be removed from the highway and re-laid as recycled asphalt. The project will begin at the U.S. 56/U.S. Highway 77/Kansas Highway 150 junction, then north on U.S. 56 to the south city limit of Lincolnville, a distance of 9 miles. The project will include a new rock edge and striping.

Traffic will be controlled by pilot car. This will be a daytime-only operation. Plans call for the project to be completed by mid-August, weather permitting.

The purpose of the project is to extend the life of the roadway while improving ride quality. Shilling Construction Co. Inc. of Manhattan is the prime contractor. Project cost is $1.526 million.

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