BAXTER SPRINGS - Beginning this week and continuing through June, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) expects to complete two milling and overlay projects on highways in Cherokee County.

The highway sections to be resurfaced include: U.S. 400, from the U.S. 400/U.S. 69A junction southeast for three miles to the U.S. 166 junction (Baxter Springs bypass); and U.S. 69, from the Oklahoma-Kansas border north to the U.S. 166 junction.

The contractor plans to first work on U.S. 400 and then move to U.S. 69. Both projects should be finished by the end of the month, weather permitting. Flaggers and a pilot car will guide one-lane traffic through the work zone. Expect delays of 15 minutes or less during daylight hours.

KDOT awarded the construction contracts totaling $572,000 to Shilling Construction Co., Inc., of Manhattan. Bob Gudgen, construction engineer at the Pittsburg KDOT office, reminds drivers to obey the signs and flaggers, and to ‘Give ‘Em a Brake!’ at the work zone. Persons with questions may contact Gudgen at (620) 308-7622, or Public Affairs Manager Priscilla Petersen at the Chanute KDOT office, (620) 902-6433.