Monday, April 23, 2012

TRAFFIC REMINDER: Work to begin this morning on I-435, State Avenue repair

A reminder for the early commute.

Work will begin this morning on a repair project on Interstate 435 and State Avenue.

More details from the Kansas Department of Transportation:
At 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 23, repair work will begin on the I-435/State Avenue to eastbound I-70 ramp bridge in Wyandotte County.  Repair work on the project includes milling, patch and overlay on the bridge deck.  Work will take place daily, Monday through Friday with an occasional Saturday, during daylight hours.

Beginning on Monday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m., the northbound I-435 to eastbound I-70 entrance ramp will be closed to all traffic, 24/7 round the clock, through early June 2012, weather permitting.  A marked detour will be provided. 

Traffic will detour via State Avenue then back on southbound I-435 to eastbound I-70.  Also, the southbound I-435/eastbound State Avenue to eastbound I-70 ramp will be reduced to one lane, 24/7 round the clock, beginning on Monday, April 23 and will remain closed through the project duration.

Advance message boards will alert traffic to the lane and ramp closures.  Updated traffic information for this bridge repair project can be viewed online:  Drivers should expect some delays, especially during peak morning/evening rush hours, and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible.  Additional traffic impacts for the project will be provided under separate notification in advance of the planned closures.

Comanche Construction (Olathe, KS) is the primary contractor on this bridge repair project with a total contract cost of $179,000.  The scheduled completion date for the entire project is early July 2012, weather permitting.

This project is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010.  Find out more about this and other T-WORKS projects at:

For more information on this bridge repair project, please contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Amy Pope, Construction Manger, Bonner Springs at (913) 721-2754.  (KDOT Project #70-105 KA 2255-01)