Eastbound I-70 truck staging area at Turner Diagonal to open today

The eastbound I-70 truck staging area at the Turner Diagonal will reopen to trucks today, while the westbound truck area will close late this afternoon, according to KDOT. (KDOT photo)

As part of the Turner Diagonal Interchange Improvement project, the eastbound I-70 truck staging area will reopen to trucks, while the westbound I-70 truck staging area will close late afternoon Friday, Aug. 14.

Eastbound I-70 truck staging area will reopen to trucks for parking, weather permitting. The area has been repaved and reconfigured to allow for additional trucks and better traffic flow.

In addition, in the early evening of Friday, Aug. 14, the westbound I-70 truck staging area will close to truck traffic and remain closed until early November.

The westbound truck staging area will be repaved and reconfigured. The Kansas Highway Patrol building is also being reconstructed at that location.

More information about the Turner Diagonal project can be found on the project website: theturnerdiagonal.com

A spokesman stated KDOT urges all motorists to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. To stay aware of all road construction projects across Kansas go to www.kandrive.org or call 5-1-1. Motorists are asked to drive safely and always wear their seat belts, according to the spokesman.

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