Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I-435 over K-32 bridge repair project to begin Thursday in Wyandotte County

On Thursday, July 5, repair and overlay work will begin on the northbound and southbound I-435 bridges over K-32 in Wyandotte County. Repair work on the project includes: patching and overlay on the bridge deck, and replacement of the approach pavement.

Work will take place daily, Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Beginning on Thursday, July 5 at 7:00 a.m., northbound and southbound I-435 will be reduced to two open 11-foot lanes (only one lane will be closed) from approximately a half-mile north/south of the respective bridges and over the bridges themselves throughout the project duration.

All adjacent ramps will remain open. Traffic will be directed through the project via concrete barrier and signage. A 60 mph speed limit will be posted through the project work zone.

Advance message boards will alert traffic to the lane closures. Updated traffic information for this bridge repair project can be viewed online: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp. Drivers should expect some delays, especially during peak morning/evening rush hours, and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible.

Comanche Construction Inc. (Shawnee Mission, KS) is the primary contractor on this bridge repair project with a total contract cost of $1.1 million. The scheduled completion date for the entire project is late November 2012, weather permitting.

This project is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010.