According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, eastbound I-70 will have intermittent lane and ramp closures this week to unload bridge girders onto a trestle in the Missouri River as part of the Lewis and Clark Viaduct Bridge project.
Each I-70 closure could last for approximately 15-20 minutes, according to a KDOT spokesman. This project is rescheduled from last week.
Work will occur on Wednesday, June 3, and Friday, June 5. Two girders will be placed each day from approximately 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.
Traffic will be stopped on eastbound I-70 and several on-ramps to unload each girder, the KDOT spokesman stated. The following ramps will be temporarily closed: Fairfax Trafficway to eastbound I-70, Washington Boulevard, Minnesota Avenue and eastbound I-70.
Traffic will be controlled using construction trucks and digital message boards, according to the spokesman. An additional two days will be scheduled to finish unloading bridge girders, at a later date.
The KDOT spokesman urged 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 were asked to drive safely and always wear their seat belts, the spokesman stated.