The Kansas Department of Transportation plans to begin a guardrail replacement project on a portion of U.S. Highway 36 in Phillips County this week.

Crews will be replacing the guardrail on the viaduct over the Kyle Railroad located approximately 2 miles east of Agra. Traffic will be guided through the work zone via flaggers during daylight hours and minor delays not exceeding five minutes should be anticipated. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting.

Mission Construction is the primary contractor for the project with a total contract cost of approximately $199,000. Sub-contracts were also awarded to Whitney Construction and Farms and Fulsom Brothers Inc. For more information, contact KDOT area construction engineer Jim Riener at 785-543-2163 or