Resurfacing of Old 81 between Newton and the McPherson County line will begin on March 14, 2022, with setting up traffic control devices. Construction will be completed in three phases. They are in order: resurfacing and adding shoulders from Newton to Hesston; resurfacing and adding shoulders from Hesston to the McPherson County line, and resurfacing the lanes within Hesston. Road closures will be done in one or two-mile increments. Speed limits throughout the scope of the project may be lowered during construction. Please utilize detours when possible to minimize congestion in the construction zone.