The Kansas Department of Transportation expects to begin work this week on a mill and overlay project on a portion of U.S. 36 in Phillips County.

The project area covers a 17-mile stretch from the Norton County line to the west U.S. 183 junction in Phillipsburg. In addition to the resurfacing work, crews will also be applying a chip seal on the road shoulders from West 500 Road to the Phillipsburg city limits. Traffic will be directed through the work zone via flaggers and a pilot car during daylight hours. Minor delays not exceeding 15 minutes should be anticipated.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting.

Venture Corporation is the primary contractor for the project with a total contract cost of approximately $2 million. For more information, contact KDOT construction engineer Jim Riener at 785-543-2163 or