Archive for Friday, July 31, 2009

I-70 and I-435 ramps to close Monday

July 31, 2009

Two ramps that move thousands of vehicles each day through a major interchange in Kansas City, Kan., will be closed for roadwork beginning Monday.

Ramps from northbound Interstate 435 to eastbound Interstate 70 and eastbound I-70 to northbound I-435 will be closed beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday as crews begin pavement reconstruction work.

Northbound I-435 traffic headed east on I-70 will be detoured north to State Avenue, back to southbound I-435, then to eastbound I-70. Eastbound I-70 traffic headed north on I-70 will be detoured east to 78th Street, then back west on I-70 to northbound I-435.

Ramps from State Avenue/southbound I-435 to eastbound will be reduced to one lane for pavement reconstruction work in Wyandotte County.

The ramps will reopen to all traffic sometime in late October 2009, the Kansas Department of Transportation said.

Advance message boards will alert traffic to lane and ramp closures.

Drivers should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes, if possible.

The ramp work is part of roadway pavement replacement on the eastbound and westbound I-70 mainline lanes from 110th Street east to 94th Street and associated ramps in Wyandotte County. Work is taking place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, and some Saturdays.

Eastbound I-70 was reduced to one lane on Monday, July 6. Eastbound I-70 lanes will be reconstructed first with a scheduled completion date of November 2009. In 2010, reconstruction will begin on the westbound I-70 lanes with a scheduled completion date of late summer 2010.

J.M. Fahey Constructions is the primary contractor for the $4.6 million project. Scheduled completion date for the entire project is late summer 2010.

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