Archive for Thursday, April 19, 2012

I-435/I-70 ramps to close beginning Monday

April 19, 2012

Repair work is set to begin at 9 a.m. Monday, April 23, on the bridge from Interstate 435/State Avenue to eastbound Interstate 70.

Repair work on the project includes milling, patch and overlay on the bridge deck. Work will take place daily, Monday through Friday with an occasional Saturday, during daylight hours.

The northbound I-435 to eastbound I-70 entrance ramp will be closed to all traffic through early June 2012. A marked detour will be provided. Traffic will detour via State Avenue then back on southbound I-435 to eastbound I-70. Also, the southbound I-435/eastbound State Avenue to eastbound I-70 ramp will be reduced to one lane and will remain closed through the project duration.

Advance message boards will alert traffic to the lane and ramp closures. Updated traffic information for this bridge repair project can be viewed online ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

Drivers should expect some delays, especially during peak morning/evening rush hours, and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible. Additional traffic impacts for the project will be provided under separate notification in advance of the planned closures.

Comanche Construction of Olathe is the primary contractor on this bridge repair project with a total contract cost of $179,000. The scheduled completion date for the entire project is early July 2012, weather permitting.

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