I-435 bridge joint replacement project begins in Wyandotte County

A joint replacement project began Monday for the Riverview Road Bridge over I-435 and another project starts next Tuesday on southbound I-435 bridge over Wolcott Road in Wyandotte County.
Work is taking place on the project during daylight hours on the weekdays with some Saturday work.
The Riverview Avenue Bridge over I-435 was clos…ed to all traffic on Monday for joint replacement work. A marked detour is being provided. Traffic will detour on 102nd Street and 98th Street to Kansas Avenue to cross back over I-435. Project work is scheduled to be completed by late March 2014.
Beginning at 9 a.m. March 18 through mid-April 2014, southbound I-435 over the Wolcott Road Bridge will be reduced to one open lane just north of K-5 around the clock.
Sometime in mid-April 2014, southbound I-435 over the Wolcott Road Bridge will be reduced to two open lanes, one additional lane will be reopened, throughout the duration of the project.

Two drivers face life-threatening injuries following accident

Exits on a ramp from I-435 to Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan., were closed on March 12 following an accident. The ramps have since reopened. (KC Scout photo)

The drivers of two vehicles have serious and life-threatening injuries following a three-vehicle accident near 106th and Parallel Parkway, according to the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department.
The preliminary investigation showed that a vehicle traveling westbound on Parallel Parkway struck two vehicles turning eastbound onto Parallel from 106th.
The accident happened about 12:21 p.m. March 12, according to the police spokesman. It is still under investigation by the police.

Accident sends driver to hospital

An accident at 6:10 a.m. March 9 on I-70 east of 110th Street in Edwardsville, Kan., sent the driver to a hospital.
The 28-year-old Leavenworth, Kan., driver of a 2009 Mazda was eastbound on I-70 when she overcorrected because of surrounding traffic and lost control, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report.
She spun to the left and hit the barrier wall, according to the report.
The driver was taken to a hospital with a possible injury.