Friday, November 8, 2013

Westbound I-70 over 57th Street Bridge repair project to begin in Wyandotte County

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- On Tuesday, November 12, weather permitting, a joint replacement repair project will begin on the westbound I-70 bridge over 57th Street in Kansas City, Kan. (Wyandotte County).

Work will take place during daylight hours (7 a.m. - 5 p.m.), Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.

The area will be reduced to two open lanes, 24/7 round the clock throughout the project duration. Traffic will be directed via concrete barrier, signs and cones through the project work zone.

Drivers should expect significant delays during peak commute times and may wish to use alternate routes, if possible. There will be a posted speed limit of 55 mph and an 11-foot lane width restriction through the project work zone at all times.

Updated traffic information for this bridge repair project can be viewed online:

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.

Comanche Construction (Shawnee Mission, KS) is the primary contractor on this bridge repair project with a total contract cost of $195,007. The scheduled completion date for the entire project is mid-December 2013, 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: