Friday, May 9, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERT: K-7 from Kansas Avenue to Riverview Drive

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Northbound and southbound K-7 left lanes from south of Kansas Avenue to north of Riverview Avenue will be CLOSED, 24/7 round the clock, for pavement reconstruction work beginning sometime after morning rush hour on Tuesday, May 27 through late August 2014, weather permitting.

Also, the I-70 to southbound K-7 double left turn lane movement will be reduced to ONE OPEN left turn lane throughout the project duration.

This construction work is part of Phase 1 of the K-7 & I-70 Interchange Project in Wyandotte County. Initial work includes the construction of median crossovers as traffic will eventually be placed one lane each direction, side by side, onto the existing southbound lanes while the northbound lanes are reconstructed, and then traffic will be shifted onto the new northbound lanes while the southbound lanes are reconstructed.

Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via signage and cones.

There will be a 50 mph posted speed limit and 12-foot lane width restriction through the project work zone throughout the project duration.

Drivers should expect major delays during peak commutes and should allow extra time for their daily commutes.

Updated daily traffic information for this project and for the entire Kansas City Metro Area can be viewed online any time

The K-7 & I-70 Interchange Project construction handout for Phases 1 and 2A-2B, including phasing schedule and traffic impacts, is available 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.

Clarkson Construction is the project contractor on this $18 million construction Phase 1 project. This portion of the project work is scheduled to be completed in late Fall 2014.