The Kansas Department of Transportation is slated to begin construction along U.S. 24 this week, along a 4-mile stretch from K-177/Fort Riley Blvd. to just east of Excel Road, in Pottawatomie County.

Alternating lane closures will occur while shoulder widening, mill and overlay work and pavement marking is completed on both directions of U.S. 24. The active work zone will include a 10-foot width restriction and a reduced speed limit of 40 mph.

KDOT says work is scheduled overnight from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Saturday. All lanes of U.S. 24 will be open during daytime hours. However, the City of Manhattan is also working on a section of U.S. 24 near Levee Drive and lane closures that are part of that project will remain in place for the duration of that project.

Shilling Construction is expected to complete the $2.6 million project by late July.