New completion date scheduled for Gibbs Road over I-635 bridge replacement project

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:

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.

Elementary school lunch menus

Turner Public Schools
Tuesday, Aug. 12
Half-day of school for first through fifth grades. Full day for sixth, seventh and ninth grades only.
Hot dog or corn dog. Snack chip.
Wednesday, Aug. 13
Preschool and kindergarten, first day.
Chicken drummie. Bread stick.
Thursday, Aug. 14
Meatball sub sandwich, or spaghetti with meatball, bread.
Friday, Aug. 15
Cheesy bread, sauce.

Alternate lunch entrée choices: Yogurt platter, or peanut butter and jelly platter. Fat-free and low-fat milk is available.
Fruit and veggie bar offered daily.

All menus subject to change.

School starts today for KCK, Turner schools

It’s the first day of school for many students in the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools.

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade, sixth and ninth grade start school today.

Tuesday, Aug. 12, is a full day of school for all students.

In the Turner Public Schools, Monday, Aug. 11, is a half day in the morning for first through fifth grades.

Tuesday, Aug. 12, is a half day in the morning for first through fifth grades in the Turner district; and a full day for sixth, seventh and ninth grades only.

Wednesday, Aug. 13, is a full day for all students in the Turner district.

In the Piper School District, the first day of school for all students is Aug. 18.

In Piper, there is a half-day of school for students in sixth and ninth grade on Aug. 15, and for all new students in sixth through 12th grades on Aug. 15.

In the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School District, Tuesday, Aug. 12, will be sixth and ninth grade orientation, from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The first day of school in the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville district will be Thursday, Aug. 14.