Southeast Kansas drivers beware — a concrete patching project will begin Monday, April 22 on U.S. Highway 400 in Wilson County. Beginning at the Greenwood-Wilson county line, the project continues for 12 miles to the K-47 junction.

According to a press release from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), project work will consist of removing existing pavement and placing full-depth concrete patches on the highway mainline at locations along the project. A pilot car and flaggers will direct traffic traveling through the work zone in one-lane through the daylight hours, drivers can expect delays of 15 minutes or less.

KDOT said the work should be completed this summer as long as weather permits. R.A. Knapp Construction Inc. out of Kansas City is the primary contractor on the project, estimated at $1 million.

KDOT Area Engineer at Iola Darrin Petrowsky reminds drivers to use caution driving through work zones and "Give 'Em a Brake." Contact Petrowsky at 620-365-2161 if you have questions or need more information. Help can also be sought by calling KDOT Public Affairs Manager Priscilla Petersen at 620-902-6433.

KDOT recently announced they are seeking comments on an amendment to the FFY2019-2022 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) document. STIP is a project-specific publication listing all KDOT administered projects, including projects for counties and cities as well as on the State Highway System. 

The list of projects may be viewed at

The approval of the amendment requires a public comment period which will end May 1. Make comments by contacting KDOT's Bureau of Program and Project Management at 785-296-2252. For an alternative format, contact the KDOT Office of Public Affairs at 785-296-3585, or 711 for voice or hearing impaired.