Officials with the Kansas Department of Transportation say a $3.4 million milling and overlay project will begin Tuesday, weather permitting, on K-99 in Wabaunsee County, just south of Wamego.

Work will cover about 22 miles from the Wabaunsee/Pottawatomie County line south to the K-99/K-4 junction. KDOT says the City of Alma and the ongoing K-99 realignment project are not included.

Shilling Construction, the contractor for the project, will start at the county line and work south to I-70. Once that’s complete, work will begin on the southern edge of the project and progress north to I-70.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the work zone and will be directed by a pilot car, flaggers, signs and cones. Motorists can expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

KDOT estimates the project will be completed in early November.