Tuesday, October 7, 2014

KANSAS CITY METRO TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound U.S. 69 Over I-435 Bridge Repair Project to Begin in Johnson County

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- On Tuesday, October 7, a repair project will begin on the northbound U.S. 69 Bridge over I-435 in Johnson County. Project work includes milling, patching and a concrete overlay on the bridge deck. Work will take place daily, Monday through Friday during daylight hours.

Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7, northbound U.S. 69 will be reduced to ONE OPEN LANE from .5-miles south of the bridge over I-435 to just north of the bridge for repair work, 24/7 round the clock, throughout the project duration.

Also beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7, the eastbound I-435 to northbound U.S. 69 and northbound U.S. 69 to westbound I-435 loop ramps will be CLOSED, 24/7 round the clock, throughout the project duration.

A marked detour will be provided. Eastbound I-435 to northbound U.S. 69 traffic will detour via southbound U.S. 69 to College Boulevard to access northbound U.S. 69. Northbound U.S. 69 to westbound I-435 traffic will detour via 103rd Street to southbound U.S. 69 to access westbound I-435.

Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via concrete safety barrier and signage. There will be an 11-foot lane width restriction and a 55 mph speed limit will be posted through the project work zone throughout the project duration.

Advance message boards will alert traffic to the lane and ramp closures. Drivers should expect delays, especially during peak morning/evening rush hours, and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible.

Updated traffic information for this project and for the entire Kansas City Metro Area can be viewed online: 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.

Comanche Construction Company (Shawnee Mission, KS) is the primary contractor on this bridge repair project with a total contract cost of $374,495. The scheduled completion date for the project is mid-November 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 bridge repair project, please contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Dan Harper, Construction Engineer, at (913) 764-4525. (KDOT Project #69-46 KA-3661-01).