Wednesday, March 12, 2014
I-70 tower lighting replacement project begins in Wyandotte County
Kansas Department of Transportation
KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- On Monday, March 10, a project began to replace the tower light poles located along I-70 from 38th Street to 10th Street in Kansas City (Wyandotte County).
Crews will install new tower lights at the I-70 interchanges to replace the existing tower poles which are dated and worn. Work will take place during daylight hours (7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) Monday-Friday.
The majority of the project work will take place beyond the shoulders on the highway right of way along I-70.
There may be occasional lane and shoulder closures between the non-peak times of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. or during the evening hours, Monday-Friday. See aerial map below for tower lighting project location.
Drivers should expect minimal delays throughout the project duration. Updated daily traffic information for this project can be viewed online at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.
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.
Fulsom Brothers (Cedar Vale, KS) is the primary contractor on this $495,000 tower lighting replacement project. The overall project is scheduled to be completed in late May 2014, 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: http://kdotapp.ksdot.org/TWorks/.
For more information on this project, please contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager at (785) 640-9340, or Amy Pope, Construction Manager, Bonner Springs at (913) 721-2754. (KDOT Project #70-105 KA 3029-01).