A resurfacing project will begin Wednesday on the 8.43-mile section of the South Lawrence Trafficway between the Lecompton interchange on the Kansas Turnpike and U.S. Highway 59.
Work will cause delays of up to 15 minutes, and drivers are urged to use alternate routes, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Work will be performed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, with some work planned on Saturdays, according to a KDOT news release. However, no work will be done on the road, which also is Kansas Highway 10, on Kansas University home game days.
The project includes patching pavement, as well as milling at ramps and bridge approaches, application of a new asphalt layer, chip seal on the shoulders and new pavement markings.
Next Wednesday through Friday, the two-lane highway will be reduced to one lane and cross roads will be closed at times while shoulder work is done.
Then, work will be stopped until Sept. 10, when resurfacing work begins on the highway itself.
The $938,218 project is scheduled for completion in early November, weather permitting. The project is funded through a program approved by the 2010 Kansas Legislature.