Body found in lake identified

A body found floating in Big 11 Lake on Monday has been identified, according to the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman.

The victim was Kelvin Fulson, age 42.

While the investigation is still ongoing, the Sheriff’s Office is not looking for a person of interest at this time, stated Lt. Kelli Bailiff, spokeswoman. The cause of death has not yet been released.

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: 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.

Lane closure on I-435 starts Wednesday morning

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.