I-435 bridge joint replacement project begins in Wyandotte County

A joint replacement project began Monday for the Riverview Road Bridge over I-435 and another project starts next Tuesday on southbound I-435 bridge over Wolcott Road in Wyandotte County.
Work is taking place on the project during daylight hours on the weekdays with some Saturday work.
The Riverview Avenue Bridge over I-435 was clos…ed to all traffic on Monday for joint replacement work. A marked detour is being provided. Traffic will detour on 102nd Street and 98th Street to Kansas Avenue to cross back over I-435. Project work is scheduled to be completed by late March 2014.
Beginning at 9 a.m. March 18 through mid-April 2014, southbound I-435 over the Wolcott Road Bridge will be reduced to one open lane just north of K-5 around the clock.
Sometime in mid-April 2014, southbound I-435 over the Wolcott Road Bridge will be reduced to two open lanes, one additional lane will be reopened, throughout the duration of the project.

Two drivers face life-threatening injuries following accident

Exits on a ramp from I-435 to Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan., were closed on March 12 following an accident. The ramps have since reopened. (KC Scout photo)

The drivers of two vehicles have serious and life-threatening injuries following a three-vehicle accident near 106th and Parallel Parkway, according to the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department.
The preliminary investigation showed that a vehicle traveling westbound on Parallel Parkway struck two vehicles turning eastbound onto Parallel from 106th.
The accident happened about 12:21 p.m. March 12, according to the police spokesman. It is still under investigation by the police.

Casino revenues improve in KCK

by Mary Rupert
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway revenues improved in February, according to the Kansas Lottery.
Hollywood Casino revenues were $10.9 million in February, compared to January’s $10.5 million.
Despite poor weather in both months, the lottery figures were up in February in the state’s three casinos, lottery officials said at Wednesday’s Kansas Lottery Commission meeting.
In other action, the Kansas Lottery announced a new game involving Sporting KC name, a $2 instant winner lottery ticket.  The top prize of this lottery ticket will be $10,000.