The Kansas Department of Transportation has started work on a chip seal project on a portion of Kansas Highway 383 in Norton County.

Crews are working on a 14-mile stretch from the Decatur County line to the west U.S. Highway 36 junction. Traffic is 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 the week, weather permitting. APAC Kansas of Emporia is the primary contractor for the project with a total contract cost of $457,000.