Mar 18, 2023

U.S. 281 project continuing in Russell County

Posted Mar 18, 2023 4:00 PM


A Kansas Department of Transportation project to improve a portion of U.S. 281 in Russell County is moving into its second year of work.

The three-year project began in May 2022 and will reconstruct and widen 11 miles of the highway starting near Land Road and ending at the west K-18 junction. Off-road work will continue through the 2023 construction season with minimal traffic impacts expected. Occasional lane closures may be necessary at times, and traffic will be directed through those work zones by flaggers.

KDOT currently plans to close the highway during the 2024 construction season. Further information about the closure and detour will be provided at a later date.

For more information, please contact KDOT area construction engineer Mitchel Johnson at 785-261-6135 or [email protected].