The Kansas Department of Transportation expects to begin work Monday on a multi-season pavement replacement project along a portion of Interstate 70 in Gove County 

The project area covers a 9-mile stretch starting 1 mile west of the Kansas Highway 23 spur near Grainfield and ending 4 miles east of Kansas Highway 211. Crews will be installing temporary crossovers in preparation for the pavement replacement that will take place on the eastbound lanes in 2019 and westbound lanes in 2020.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions through the construction areas with speeds reduced to 60 mph. Minor delays not exceeding five minutes should be anticipated. Work on this phase is expected to be completed by the end of November, weather permitting.

Koss Construction is the primary contractor for the project with a total contract cost of $38.1 million. For more information, contact district construction engineer Rob Percival at 785-877-3315 or