The planned start date for a K-49 crack sealing project in Sumner County has been delayed to Thursday, April 9.

The work had originally been planned to begin on April 1. The project will cover about 32 miles of K-49, mostly in Sumner County.

The work will be done in three stretches: On about a 17-mile section from the junction with U.S. 81 to the east junction with U.S. 160. On about a 14-mile stretch from the west junction with U.S. 160 to the Sumner/Sedgwick County line. On about a 1-mile section from the Sumner/Sedgwick County line to K-42 in Sedgwick County.

During the work, traffic will be limited to one lane and controlled by a pilot car, so motorists should expect some delay and be prepared to slow down and stop. Work will proceed in 2-mile to 3-mile sections at a time.

The project, being overseen by the Kansas Department of Transportation, is expected to be completed around April 23, depending on the weather.

The primary contractor for the $111,519 project is Scodeller Construction Inc.