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KDOT Conducting Pavement Strength Tests In SW Kansas

KSCB News - October 26, 2015 8:30 pm

KDOT conducting pavement strength tests

The Kansas Department of Transportation plans to conduct pavement strength tests in Clark County beginning Tuesday, October 27. All testing should be completed by the end of the week.

One test section is on U.S. 283, from the north junction of U.S. 283 and U.S. 160 to the Clark/Ford county line. The other test section is on U.S. 183, from the Kansas/Oklahoma state line to the junction of U.S. 183 and U.S. 160.

The testing crew will be using a pilot car operation to control traffic through the pavement test sections. The Kansas DOT urges drivers to be alert, pay attention to all work zone warning signs, slow down when approaching a work zone and be prepared to stop.

KDOT conducts these pavement tests annually on different highway segments, using a Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD), a device equipped with a series of weights that checks the strength of asphalt pavement.


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