Pothole patching projects planned on area highways

Pothole patching projects in Johnson and Wyandotte counties will occur over the next two weeks from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

• Eastbound and westbound U.S. 56, from the west city limits of Gardner east to the I-35 bridge. Work is ongoing and will be complete, Thursday, April 2.
• Northbound and southbound I-435 from the Kansas River to K-10 is expected to begin Friday, April 3, and will be complete, Friday, April 10.
• Northbound and southbound I-635 from I-70 to the Merriam Lane exit is expected to begin Monday, April 13, and complete, Friday, April 17.

Traffic will be controlled by mobile lane closures using trucks with arrow boards and digital message boards, according to a KDOT spokesman.

Superior Bowen of Kansas City, Missouri, is the contractor.

The spokesman stated that 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. The spokesman urged motorists to drive safely and always wear their seat belts.

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