Monday, July 22, 2013

TRAFFIC REMINDER: Lane reductions this week on I-70 from K-7 to 110th Street

KANSAS CITY, KAN. --- A reminder from the Kansas Department of Transportation on some potential traffic headaches this week.

The photo above is also courtesy of KDOT. 
EXPECT DELAYS! Beginning at 7:00 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday evenings, July 24 and 25, eastbound and westbound I-70 from K-7 to 110th Street (Wyandotte County) will be reduced to one lane in each direction for a rolling roadblock conducted by the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) and the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) for the setting of bridge girders for the new Riverview Avenue Bridge.

Each rolling moving roadblock is scheduled to take approximately 15 minutes each, pending any unplanned delays. These rolling roadblock closures have been rescheduled from Tuesday-Wednesday, July 23-24 to Wednesday-Friday, July 24-26.

During the rolling moving roadblocks, all traffic will be stopped at the entrance ramps to eastbound and westbound I-70 from K-7 and 110th Street for these brief closures. KTA and KHP personnel will slow motorists down from the I-70 interchange entrances to give the contractor time to cut the girders and swing them safely out of the way.

All work will be completed and all eastbound and westbound I-70 lanes will be reopened to unrestricted traffic by 6:00 a.m. on both Thursday and Friday morning, July 25-26.

Traffic will travel through the work zone via signage and the moving rolling roadblocks. Drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes during each rolling moving roadblock and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible.

Updated traffic information for this project can be viewed online at:

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.

On Monday, March 18, 2013, a replacement project began on the Riverview Avenue Bridge spanning over I-70 in Wyandotte County. This is the first part of the ten-phase K-7 and I-70 Interchange Project. Project work includes replacement of the existing bridge along with the realignment of a section of Riverview Avenue and 122nd Street to accommodate the new longer bridge. (KDOT Project #70-105 KA 1003-06)