Road crews are scheduled to begin asphalt crack repair work on three area highways next week.

The projects include segments of K-61 in Reno and Pratt counties, U.S. 50 and K-14 in Reno County, as well as on K-14 in Rice County, according to Kansas Department of Transportation news releases.

On all the projects, a pilot car and flaggers will control traffic.

The work in Reno and Pratt counties is scheduled to start Nov. 26.

Crews will make repairs on U.S. 50, from west of the K-61 junction east to the concrete pavement at South Hutchinson, and on K-14 from the west city limits of Nickerson west to the Rice County line.

Scodeller Construction Inc. of Wixom, Michigan, is the primary contractor for the $225,084 project.

Repairs on K-61 will go from the U.S. 54 junction at Pratt north to the northern city limits of Arlington.

Fahrner Asphalt Sealers LLC of Plover, Wisconsin, has 50 working days and 10 cleanup days to finish the $236,806 project.

The contractor plans to work Saturdays.

In Rice County, the work on K-14, which is scheduled to begin Nov. 28, will go from the Reno County line north to the city limits of Lyons, excluding the town of Sterling.

Pavement Pros LLC of McPherson has 35 working days to complete the $92,865 project.