A combined $971,000 project by the Kansas Department of Transportation to replace K-15 guardrails in Sedgwick and Sumner counties is expected to begin around Wednesday, March 31.

The Sedgwick County portion will be on K-15 from Dunham Street to Turnpike Drive in Wichita. The length is about seven-tenths of a mile.

The Sumner County portion will be on K-15 from the Cowley/Sumner County line to the Sumner/Sedgwick County line. The length is 5.25 miles.

During the construction, which is expected to be completed around late July, traffic could at times be limited to one lane each direction on the Wichita portion.

On the Sumner County portion, traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals for the work zone, so motorists should be prepared to slow down and stop.

J&J Contractors Inc., of Iola, is the the prime contractor for both the $217,207 guardrail project portion in Sedgwick County and the $753,769 project portion in Sumner County.

The approximate project locations are marked in red on the maps below.