Archive for Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I-435 ramps to close as road repairs start

July 2, 2008

Weather permitting, starting Tuesday, July 8, various ramps at the Interstate 435 and Interstate 70 interchange will be closed for repair. The following ramps will close 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on the dates below.

¢ July 8 - Eastbound I-70 to southbound I-435 ramp

¢ July 9 - Southbound I-435 to westbound I-70 ramp

¢ July 10 - Northbound I-435 to eastbound I-70 ramp

In addition, the following ramps will have intermittent closures 3 a.m.-10 p.m. July 12 and 13:

¢ Southbound I-435 to eastbound and westbound I-70 ramps

¢ Eastbound I-70 to southbound I-435 ramp

¢ State Avenue to eastbound I-70 ramp

¢ State Avenue to southbound I-435 ramp

Advance message boards will alert traffic to the ramp closures and detours will be provided for all ramp closures. Drivers should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes if possible. Updated daily lane- and ramp-closure information for the resurfacing project can be viewed online at: ksdot.org/kcmetro/ laneclose.asp

The resurfacing project began May 9 for northbound and southbound I-435 from 98th Street to Leavenworth Road in Wyandotte County. Resurfacing work will occur on all mainline lanes as well as ramps and intersections along this section of I-435. Both northbound and southbound I-435 will have at least one lane closed at all times throughout the project. Up to two lanes of I-435 may be closed 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and again 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Crews will work Monday through Saturday, with occasional Sunday work.

O'Donnell & Sons Construction Co. is the primary contractor for the project, which has a contract cost of $8.5 million. Completion date is early fall.

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