A pair of highway projects began Monday, June 3, and will impact commuters on U.S. Highway 54. The projects are being done by the Kansas Department of Transportation.
On the night of June 2, workers began a project to seal joints and cracks on the highway from 295th Street West eastward to 119th Street West in west Wichita. The work began with one of the eastbound lanes, and will be done between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. The work will take place Sunday through Thursday nights, and the lane closures will affect 3-1/2 miles at a time. All lanes will be open during the day.
A second project in the Goddard area will begin on Monday. The work will include concrete patching on both sides of the highway and an asphalt overlay on the eastbound lanes. The work will be done during daytime hours from 215th Street West to 183rd Street West. A single lane closure, starting with the westbound lanes, will be made and will remain closed during the concrete cure time.
Both projects should be completed by the end of July, said Tom Hein, public affairs manager for KDOT’s Wichita Metro office.