The Kansas Department of Transportation plans to begin a resurfacing project on a 17-mile section of U.S. 169 next week, weather permitting.

The road work will start 5 miles north of the east U.S. 169/U.S. 166 junction and continue north to the Montgomery-Labette county line. Activity includes patching, milling and a 1½-inch asphalt overlay.

A pilot car and flaggers will guide one-lane traffic through the work zone. Drivers should expect delays of 15 minutes or less through mid-October.

Cornejo & Sons LLC, Wichita, is contractor on the $2.2 million project.

Anyone with questions may contact Darrin Petrowsky at KDOT-Independence, 620-577-7312, or Priscilla Petersen at KDOT-Chanute, 620-902-6433.

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