Wednesday, June 3, 2015

KANSAS CITY TRAFFIC ALERT: I-435 at Swartz Road for June 7

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- Northbound and southbound I-435 at Swartz Road interchange will be reduced to one open lane (two left lanes closed) each direction as traffic is stopped briefly (approximately 10-15 minutes) via a rolling (moving) roadblock for utility work on Sunday, June 7 between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., weather permitting (Wyandotte County).

This rolling roadblock is needed so that utility crews can safely install a new fiber optic cable over I-435.

Kansas Highway Patrol will assist with the rolling roadblock to safely guide I-435 traffic as utility crews work to install the line across the roadway.

The rolling (moving) roadblock is scheduled to take approximately 10-15 minutes, pending any unplanned delays.

Traffic will travel through the work zone via signage and law enforcement vehicles via the rolling roadblock. Drivers should expect a delay of up to 15 minutes during the rolling roadblock and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible.

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.