Archive for Thursday, May 15, 2014

KDOT announces Bonner Springs lane closures on K-7 begin May 27

May 15, 2014

The state has announced the starting dates for lane closures on Kansas Highway 7 related to the construction of new ramps for the Interstate 70 interchange.

Northbound and southbound K-7 left lanes from south of Kansas Avenue to north of Riverview Avenue will be closed for pavement reconstruction work beginning sometime after morning rush hour May 27, and the lanes will remain closed through late August 2014, weather permitting.

Also, the I-70 to southbound K-7 double left turn lane movement will be reduced to one open left turn lane throughout the project duration.

The closures are beginning a little bit later than expected. KDOT officials last month said the estimated start date was May 19.

This construction work is part of Phase 1 of the K-7 & I-70 Interchange Project in Wyandotte County. Initial work includes the construction of median crossovers as traffic will eventually be placed one lane each direction, side by side, onto the existing southbound lanes while the northbound lanes are reconstructed, and then traffic will be shifted onto the new northbound lanes while the southbound lanes are reconstructed.

Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via signage and cones. There will be a 50 mph posted speed limit and 12-foot lane width restriction through the project work zone. Drivers should expect major delays during peak commutes and should allow extra time for their daily commutes.

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