The Kansas Department of Transportation expects to begin a resurfacing project on a portion of U.S. Highway 283 in Graham County the week of July 23. 

The construction area will start approximately 3 miles north of the Trego County line and extend 12 miles north, ending near the South Fork Solomon River bridge south of Hill City. 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. Bettis Asphalt and Construction is the primary contractor for the project with a total contract cost of approximately $911,000.

For more information on the project, contact KDOT area construction engineer Nick Rogers at 785-625-9718 or