A nearly $3.9 million resurfacing on U.S. 81 and U.S. 160 in Sumner County is scheduled to start around July 6.
The Kansas Department of Transportation project involves a milling and hot-mix-asphalt overlay.
The U.S. 81 portion will be from mile marker 25 – about 3 miles south of Wellington — to the south city limits of Wellington. The U.S. 81 work will also be from the north city limits of Wellington to the Sumner/Sedgwick county line.
The U.S. 160 portion will be from the east city limits of Wellington, east through Oxford, to the Oxford east city limits.
The total length of the project is about 30 miles.
During the work, traffic will be restricted to one lane and controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists should be prepared to slow down and stop for the work zone and expect delays of up to 15 minutes. The work is expected to be completed around mid-October.
There will be a 11-foot width restriction on U.S. 160 and a 12-foot width restriction on U.S. 81.
Cornejo & Sons, of Wichita, is the primary contractor for the $3,868,867 project.
The map below shows the approximate project locations, marked in red.