I-70 pavement repair project begins

A pavement repair project began Tuesday evening for eastbound and westbound I-70 from 110th Street to I-435 in Wyandotte County.

This also includes work on the 110th Street interchange ramps. Project work includes partial depth patching, a three-inch structural overlay on eastbound I-70 only, followed by a novachip overlay and all new pavement markings on both eastbound and westbound I-70.

Work will take place between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily from Monday through Friday.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, May 27, eastbound I-70 west of I-435 to 110th Street will be reduced to one 12-foot lane through the project work zone for pavement repair work. There will be a posted speed limit of 60 mph through the project work zone during working hours only. Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via cones and signage during working hours.

Advance message boards will alert traffic to the lane closures. Drivers should expect minor delays during the overnight work hours. Updated traffic information for this project and the entire Kansas City metro area can be viewed online at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

Superior Bowen, Kansas City, Mo., is the primary contractor on this pavement repair project with a total contract cost of $1.478 million. The scheduled completion date for the project is mid-July 2014, weather permitting.

Sabatella and two-out hits key T-Bones in win

Gary, Ind. — Rain might’ve suspended Monday night’s game until Tuesday, but it didn’t affect Bryan Sabatella’s bat.

Sabatella had three hits and two RBIs, including one with a two-out hit in the ninth in Kansas City’s 7-4 win over Gary SouthShore that concluded Tuesday night at the U.S. Steel Yard.

After hitting his first home run of the season in the fourth inning Monday night during the first part of the game, Sabatella was one of three T-Bones with a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning as play resumed Tuesday night. David Espinosa and Nick Giarraputo delivered the other two hits that broke the 4-4 tie and gave Kansas City its eventual win.

Relief pitcher Kris Regas, who was on the mound in the eighth inning Monday night when rain suspended the game at 4-4, pitched a scoreless ninth on Tuesday for his first win of the season.

Byron Wiley and Espinosa each scored two runs for Kansas City, which improved to 6-6 on the season and took a half-game lead over Gary in the Central Division.

Kansas City starter Andy Noga pitched five scoreless innings and allowed just three hits.

The RailCats attacked the Kansas City bullpen with a solo run in the sixth off lefty reliever Zach Fowler and added two runs on three straight hits off Regas before rain stopped the action.

Shortly after the completion of the first game Tuesday, rain started again and forced Tuesday night’s scheduled game to be postponed until Wednesday as part of a doubleheader. First pitch for those two games is 11:05 a.m. The game can be heard on 1660-AM in Kansas City or online at tbonesbaseball.com.

– Story from T-Bones

KCK students on spring Northwest Missouri State honor roll

Students from Kansas City, Kan., were named to honor rolls at Northwest Missouri State University recently.

Those on the President’s Honor Roll had a 4.0 average. Those on the Academic Honor Roll had a 3.5 and above grade point average.

On the President’s Honor Roll was Alicia L. Johnson.

On the Academic Honor Roll were Christine M. Hatcher and Malinda C. Herron.