Portions of Old U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence will be reduced to one lane starting Wednesday as crews start a month-long project to resurface the highway.
The Kansas Department of Transportation says drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes and are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible. Work will take place during daylight hours between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays, with some occasional Saturday work.
During the project, both northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in small segments for both directions. There also will be intermittent closures of adjacent cross roads during work hours. Traffic will be directed with signs, cones and a flag operation.
The work involves milling two inches of existing pavement on the highway, also known as East 1250 Road, followed by laying a new two-inch layer of asphalt.
The project is scheduled for completion in late September.