The Kansas Department of Transportation expects to begin a resurfacing project on a portion of U.S. Highway 281 in Russell County the week of July 16.

Crews will be working on a 15-mile stretch from the north Russell city limit to the Kansas Highway 18 junction. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and directed through the work zone via flaggers and a pilot car during daylight hours. Minor delays not exceeding 15 minutes should be anticipated.

KDOT expects work to be completed by the end of August, weather permitting. Venture Corporation is the primary contractor with a total contract cost of $1 million.