KDOT SW News: Pavement strength testing in Hodgeman, Finney & Lane counties

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KDOT conducting pavement strength tests in Hodgeman, Finney and Lane counties

            The Kansas Department of Transportation plans to conduct pavement strength tests beginning Monday, August 13 on US-283 in Hodgeman County, K-23 in Finney and Lane Counties, and K-96 in Lane County. All testing should be completed by the end of the week.             The US-283 test section runs from the Ford/Hodgeman County line to Jetmore. The crew will be covering K-23 through both Finney and Lane counties and K-96 through Lane County.             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