June 23, 2024

KDOT pavement testing begins in Ford, Gray and Haskell counties

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will be conducting pavement tests on
highway sections in Ford, Gray and Haskell counties from Monday, Oct. 21, thru Friday,
Oct. 25. Sections tested will include:

 U.S. 283 in Ford County;
 U.S. 56 in Gray County;
 K-144 in Gray and Haskell counties.

The KDOT testing crew will use a falling weight deflectometer to determine pavement
strength on each section of highway. Traffic will be reduced to one lane guided by a pilot
car through the work zone during testing. Travelers can expect delays of 15 minutes or
less. KDOT reminds all drivers to use caution and obey signs and flaggers in test zones.
For more information on this project, contact Lisa Knoll, KDOT District 6 Public Affairs
Manager, at (620) 765-7080.