Driving down Main St. will remain a bit of a challenge for about another week and a half as work is done to mill and replace asphalt between Locust and Eisenhower Sts.
The work is being done in conjuction with a grant from Kansas Department of Transportation. The city qualified for the grant because Main St. is part of US-256.
Last week crews removed patches from the road, taking it down to the rock, public works director Marty Frederick said.
Milling work began this week, and repaving will be done next week, Fredrickson said.
“They are going to keep one lane open all the time and use flaggers,” he said. “When they get it done there will be some temporary striping.”
In the meantime, drivers might want to take an alternate route instead of contending with flagmen and pilot vehicles.
“If people can avoid it if at all possible, that would be better for everybody,” Fredrickson said.
Fredrickson said the work is not being done to repair a problem, but to ensure a problem does not develop.
“It’s just to keep the road condition in good shape,” Fredrickson said. “The base starts to deteriorate over time and we try to keep ahead of that.”