Weather permitting, construction work is scheduled to begin May 4 on N-97 near Merritt Reservoir, RP 115+40 to RP 128+96 and RP 102+65 to 110+35, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.

Werner Construction LLC., of Hastings, Nebraska has the $1,108,387 and $578,515 contracts for these projects which include milling work and asphalt resurfacing. Both projects are anticipated to be completed in late May. Traffic will be maintained by a pilot car and flaggers, with work being done on both projects at times.

The Department of Roads’ manager for this project is Darrell Lurz, of Valentine. Motorists are urged to use caution when driving through construction zones and to expect delays.