Expect delays on K-7 from Kansas Avenue to Riverview Avenue

The K-7 construction project from Kansas Avenue to Riverview Avenue is expected to cause traffic delays. (KDOT illustration)

Northbound and southbound K-7 left lanes from south of Kansas Avenue to north of Riverview Avenue will be closed around the clock for pavement reconstruction beginning after morning rush hour on Tuesday, May 27.

The work will continue through late August 2014, weather permitting, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

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, KDOT officials said.

This construction work is part of Phase 1 of the K-7 and 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 throughout the project duration. Drivers should expect major delays during peak commutes and should allow extra time for their daily commutes.

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 K-7 and I-70 Interchange Project construction information for Phases 1 and 2A-2B, including phasing schedule and traffic impacts, is available online at: http://www.ksdot.org/kcMetro/pdf/K-7%20and%20I-70%20Phase%202B%20Project%20Handout.pdf.

Clarkson Construction is the project contractor on this $18 million construction Phase 1 project. This portion of the project work is scheduled to be completed in late fall 2014.

Catron graduates from basic training

Airman Sarah Catron
Air Force Airman Sarah L. Catron graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Catron is the daughter of Michelle and Larry Catron of Bonner Springs.
She is a 2013 graduate of Bonner Springs High School.

Leppke graduates from Creighton

Brandon Leppke of Bonner Springs, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences during Creighton University’s commencement ceremony on May 17, at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb.

Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Neb., enrolls more than 4,100 undergraduate and 3,200 professional school and graduate students.