First phase of resurfacing in Geary County to begin Monday

Beginning Monday, April 15, the Kansas Department of Transportation plans to begin work on the first of two phases of a resurfacing project on K-57 and U.S. 77 in Geary County. During the first phase, the contractor will patch concrete on the four-lane section of K-57, just north of 18th street in Junction City. Work during this phase of construction is scheduled for completion in early May.

During the second phase of construction, which is scheduled to begin immediately after the first phase, K-57 and U.S. 77 will be resurfaced in the following locations.

  • K-57: From just north of the 18th Street/K-57 junction to the south U.S. 77/K-57
    junction in Junction City.
  • U.S. 77: The half-mile stretch spanning either side of the U.S. 77/Rucker Road
  • U.S. 77: Continuing north 700 feet from the U.S. 77/Lacy Drive junction.
    At the location of construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Drivers
    should expect minimal delays.
    Shilling Construction Co., of Manhattan is the prime contractor and has scheduled all work
    for this $2.06 million project to be completed by June, weather permitting.
    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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