Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin on June 12, 25.5 miles south of Valentine, from R.P. 179.+12 to R.P. 186.+86, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.

Western Engineering Co., of Harlan, Iowa has the $2.5 million contract for the project, which includes roadway and shoulder work, milling, and culvert work. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers and a pilot car for the 7.7 miles of roadway. The project is anticipated to be completed September 2017.

The Department of Roads’ manager for the project is Darrell Lurz of Valentine. Motorists are asked to drive cautiously through construction zones.