A new schedule for the pavement and resurfacing project on K-5 from I-635 to Sunshine Road in Kansas City, Kan., has been announced.
The project now will begin on Monday, Aug. 11, instead of on Aug. 7, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Project work will take place on the ramps at I-635 and 18th Street, K-5 and 18th Street, and K-5 and 10th Street.
Project work includes pavement patching on K-5 mainline lanes and patching, milling and asphalt overlay on ramps.
Work will take place during daylight hours, from sunrise to sunset, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.
Traffic control installation work will begin the week of Aug. 4 and then starting at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, northbound and southbound K-5 from I-635 to Sunshine Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction, 24 hours a day round the clock through the project duration.
There will be a 12-foot lane width restriction and a 45 mph posted speed limit through the project work zone throughout the project duration.
Project work will first be completed on all adjacent ramps during two full 24-hour weekend closures followed by the patching work on K-5 mainline lanes.
The ramps from northbound and southbound I-635 to 18th Street, southbound I-635 to eastbound-northbound K-5, 18th Street to eastbound-northbound K-5 and southbound-westbound K-5 to 10th Street will be closed, 24-7 round the clock, beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14 and will reopen to all traffic at 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 18. A marked detour will be provided. I-635 to K-5 ramp traffic will detour to Leavenworth Road then back on northbound I-635 to K-5.
Additional project-related traffic closures will be sent out in advance. Updated daily traffic information for this project and for the entire Kansas Metro Area can be viewed online at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp
Drivers should expect delays and must allow extra time during their daily commutes. 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.
Project work is scheduled to be completed in late August 2014, weather permitting.