April deadline set for 169 rebuild

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December 19, 2018 - 10:32 AM

Darrin Petrowsky, local KDOT engineer, told commissioners Tuesday morning the second phase of U.S. 169’s rebuild, about 2.6 miles between Hawaii and Delaware roads east of Humboldt, should be completed in April.

“I don’t know if that will be April 1 or April 30, but the contractor has to have his batch plant in Arkansas in April,” Petrowsky said of the equipment needed to make concrete.

With the opening of the new section of highway from Iola to Humboldt, work began last week to hammer the highway on south. “They plan to start this week, maybe today (Tuesday) hauling broken pavement” to accommodate dirt work. Work will cease during the holidays, but will resume in early January, with weather determining what can be done, and when.

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