Daily Archives: August 12, 2014

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Jeffrey Alderman
Jeffrey Alderman

The Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce has added two persons to its professional team.

Jeffrey Alderman is the new vice president of membership and sales. Most recently, he served as vice president of sales for Visit Topeka Inc., which is the convention and visitors bureau in Topeka. Prior to that, he was with the Kansas Bar Association. A Detroit area native, he brings 25 years of membership and administrative experience to the chamber. He and his wife, Brenda, have five children together.

Nolan Dees
Nolan Dees

Nolan Dees is the new director of finance. He recently relocated with his family from Amarillo, Texas. He brings 14 years of working in accounting capacities with various nonprofits as well as 13 years of corporate accounting experience. He received his degree in accounting from Texas Tech University. His wife, Susan, is a children’s ministry director and they have two children. Dees is working alongside George Turner, who will be retiring from the chamber at the end of July.

“The board and I are excited to have Jeff and Nolan join the Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce team,” said interim President Gregory Kindle. “Both of them bring a high level of professionalism, energy and focus to their respective positions.”

- Information from Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce

KDOT photo
KDOT photo

The Gibbs Road over I-635 Bridge Replacement Project completion date has been rescheduled with Gibbs Road reopening to traffic in late September 2014, and the overall project work scheduled for completion in mid-October 2014, weather permitting.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, the start of construction on the project was delayed by several weeks, due to issues related to the advance work on the clearing of utilities. Despite the hard work of the contractor and KDOT construction staff, the bridge project simply isn’t going to make the originally scheduled completion date, according to KDOT.

During these last couple of weeks, the girders for the new bridge structure were set in place during overnight closures on I-635. Next steps include the installation of the formwork used to support the bridge deck, followed by the concrete pour for the new bridge deck.

Updated daily traffic information for this project and for the entire Kansas City metro area can be viewed online any time at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and slow down when approaching and driving through the project work zone.

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KDOT map
KDOT map

The southbound I-435 right lane over the Metropolitan Avenue bridge will be closed for bridge deck work repair around the clock, beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, and reopening at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15.

The location is between Kansas Avenue and K-32.

There will be two southbound I-435 through lanes still open to traffic during this right lane closure, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via signage, cones and arrow boards. Drivers should expect some delays during the daily peak time commutes and may wish to adjust their travel times accordingly, according to KDOT.

Updated daily traffic information for this project and the entire Kansas City metro area can be viewed online anytime at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and slow down when approaching and driving through the project work zone.

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