Wednesday, July 30, 2014
TRAFFIC NOTE: K-7 from Kansas Avenue to Riverview Drive traffic alert for July 31-Late September 2014
KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Northbound and southbound K-7 from south of Kansas Avenue to north of Riverview Avenue will be reduced to ONE OPEN LANE each direction and shifted side by side in the existing northbound lanes, 24/7 round the clock, beginning after morning rush hour on Thursday, July 31 through late September 2014, weather permitting.
This traffic shift is needed for reconstruction work on the southbound K-7 lanes. Also, the I-70 to southbound K-7 double left turn lane movement will continue to be reduced to ONE OPEN left turn lane throughout the project duration.
All access to/from Commercial Drive and K-7 will be CLOSED beginning tomorrow as well. During this construction phase, K-7 traffic must access Commercial Drive from Kansas Avenue and Commercial Drive traffic vice versa.
There will be no access from southbound K-7 to Speaker Road, but there will be right in-right out access from northbound K-7 to Speaker Road and vice versa.
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 at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.