Eastbound I-70 will have intermittent lane and ramp closures this week to unload bridge girders for the Lewis and Clark Viaduct Bridge project, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. Each I-70 closure could last for up to 20 minutes.
Work will occur on Tuesday, July 14, and Thursday, July 16. Two girders will be placed each day from about 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 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.
Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes during the closure times. This is the second round of closures needed at this location to unload bridge girders for the viaduct as the project continues – the first round of closures took place in early June.
KDOT urges all motorists to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through a highway work zone, the spokesman stated. To stay aware of all road construction projects across Kansas go to www.kandrive.org or call 5-1-1. Drive safely and always wear your seat belt.