The Kansas Department of Transportation began a chip seal project on a portion of U.S. Highway 40 in Wallace County.

Crews will be working on a 17-mile stretch from the Colorado border to the east city limits of Sharon Springs. 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 August, weather permitting. APAC Kansas Shears Division is the primary contractor for the project with a total contract cost of $415,000.

For more information on the project, contact KDOT district construction engineer Rob Percival at 785-877-3315 or