Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wyandotte County Traffic: K-5 Repair & Resurfacing Project to Begin in Wyandotte County

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- On Thursday, August 7, a pavement repair and resurfacing project will begin on a 2.25-mile stretch of K-5 from I-635 to Sunshine Road in Kansas City, Kan. (Wyandotte County).

Also, project work will take place on the ramps at I-635/18th Street, K-5/18th Street and K-5/10th Street. Project work includes pavement patching on K-5 mainline lanes and patching, milling and asphalt overlay on all ramps (listed above).

Work will take place during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset), Monday through Friday with some occasional Saturday work.

Traffic control installation work begin the week of August 4 and then starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 7, northbound and southbound K-5 from I-635 to Sunshine Road will be reduced to one lane each direction, 24/7 round the clock throughout the project duration.

There will be a 12-foot lane width restriction and a 45 mph posted speed limit through the project work zone throughout the project duration.

Project work will first be completed on all adjacent ramps (listed above) during two full 24/7 weekend closures followed by the patching work on K-5 mainline lanes.

The ramps from northbound and southbound I-635 to 18th Street, southbound I-635 to eastbound/northbound K-5, 18th Street to eastbound/northbound K-5 and southbound/westbound K-5 to 10th Street will be closed, 24/7 round the clock, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday August 7 and will reopen to all traffic at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, August 11.

A marked detour will be provided. I-635 to K-5 ramp traffic will detour to Leavenworth Road then back on northbound I-635 to K-5. See detour route map below.

Additional project-related traffic closures will be sent out in advance under separate cover. Updated daily traffic information for this project and for the entire Kansas Metro Area can be viewed online at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp

Drivers should expect delays and must allow extra time during their daily commutes. 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.

Realm Construction, Inc. (Blue Springs, MO) is the primary contractor on this rehabilitation project with a total contract cost of $1.32 million. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late August 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 these and other T-WORKS projects at: http://kdotapp.ksdot.org/TWorks/.