Jeremy Gaston /Herald-Chronicle
Vehicles navigate a one-lane stretch of road along the south edge of Burlingame Monday, where stoplights were installed to control traffic through a curb repair and road resurfacing project.

BURLINGAME—The only stoplights in Osage County were installed, temporarily, along U.S. Highway 56 in Burlingame Monday. The lights control the flow of traffic through a three-block stretch of one-lane road.

The streets are temporarily narrowed by the curb replacement project along the non-brick portions of U.S. 56 along South Topeka Avenue, and west of downtown along state Highway 31. There is no posted detour for the construction.

The curb replacement portion of the project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at a cost of $493,465. The two sections of highway will also be resurfaced with the help of a $127,000 Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) City Connecting Links program.

KDOT recently announced an accelerated schedule for the project, with an anticipated completion date of June 4, ahead of the previous projected date of “summer 2010.”

The project was awarded to Bettis Asphalt & Construction, Inc., of Topeka.preliminary hearing.