The Kansas Department of Transportation plans to begin a chip seal project on a portion of K-383 in Norton County on June 18.

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

For more information on the project, contact KDOT area construction engineer Jim Riener at 785-543-2163 or