The Kansas Department of Transportation expects to begin work on a mill and overlay project along U.S. Highway 24 in Sheridan County the week of May 21.

The project area covers a 16-mile portion of U.S. 24 from the west city limits of Hoxie to the Graham County line. In addition to the resurfacing, crews will also install rock edge wedges and permanent pavement markings. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers and a pilot car during daylight hours. Minor delays, not exceeding 15 minutes, should be expected.

Work is expected to be complete by mid-July, weather permitting.

Venture Corporation is the primary contractor for the project with a total contract cost of $4 million. For more information, contact KDOT district construction engineer Rob Percival at 785-877-3315 or