The Ellis County Public Works Department announced today an asphalt overlay project on Old Highway 40 from Yocemento to Ellis will begin Wednesday.

The project is expected to be completed by June 30. Motorists should expect traffic to be reduced to one lane in the construction area during the process until the work is complete. Those traveling this area should allow extra time to arrive at their destination. Questions can be directed to the Ellis County Public Works Department at (785) 628-9455.