Resurfacing to Begin July 13 in the City of Washington

Washington, Kan. — Beginning Wednesday, July 13, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin grading and surfacing all of U.S. 36 within the Washington city limits in Washington County.

Work to replace the existing asphalt pavement will be done in thirds across the roadway, so one 12-foot lane of traffic in each direction can be carried through construction. Access to adjacent businesses will be limited from U.S. 36.

For a period during construction, the U.S. 36/K-15 junction will be closed, and traffic will follow a signed detour with the date of closure to be announced at a later date.

Smoky Hill LLC. of Salina is the prime contractor and has scheduled this $4.2 million project to be completed by the summer of 2023.

KDOT urges all motorists to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through a highway work zone.  To stay aware of all road construction projects across Kansas, go to or call 5-1-1.

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