Starting Monday, the Kansas Department of Transportation plans to close U.S. 169 from the junction of U.S. 169/U.S. 54 at Iola south to Minnesota Road.
The closure is expected to remain in effect for more 30 days, and is part of the ongoing U.S. 169 reconstruction in Allen County.
The contractor will reconstruct the ramps and mainline pavement at this location and remove and replace a reinforced concrete box culvert. During the closure traffic will not be able to access U.S. 169 between U.S. 54 and Minnesota Road.
KDOT is urging traffic to follow the state route detour already in effect that follows U.S. 54, U.S. 75 and K-39, although most local drivers have opted to use Old 169 instead.
The detour information is available on posted signs and message boards, and can be also be accessed at www.kandrive.org or by calling 511.
Much of U.S. 169 between Iola and Humboldt will remain closed through 2019 as part of a highway reconstruction project.