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Ellis Co. U.S. 183 project will begin this week


Beginning later this week, a job to seal U.S. Highway 183 Highway in Ellis County will begin.

Starting in Hays at 55th Street and continuing north approximately 15 miles to the Ellis/Rooks county line, workers will spread a thin layer of asphalt oil over the pavement, then coat it with a layer of rock chips that are pressed into place with heavy rollers.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane, and controlled by flaggers and a pilot-car operation during daylight hours. Minor delays can be expected.

KDOT awarded the $445,452 contract to Heft and Sons, Greensburg.

Weather permitting, the project will be complete by July 26.