Eastbound I-70-Kansas Turnpike from 134th Street to just west of K-7 will be shifted to the north and restricted to two 12-foot wide lanes reducing both inside and outside shoulders to 4-foot each beginning on Monday, April 23, through Oct. 1, weather permitting.
This traffic shift is needed for adjacent ramp construction work for Phase One of the K-7 and I-70 interchange project in Wyandotte County, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via signage and concrete barrier. Drivers should expect minor delays during their daily commutes.
Updated daily traffic information for this project and for the entire Kansas City metro area can be viewed online any time at www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.
The K-7 and I-70 interchange project construction handout for Phases 1 and 2A-2B, including phasing schedule and traffic impacts, is available online at this link: http://www.ksdot.org/kcMetro/pdf/K-7%20and%20I-70%20Phase%202B%20Project%20Handout.pdf.
The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and slow down when approaching and driving through the project work zone.
Clarkson Construction is the project contractor on this $18 million construction Phase One project. This portion of the project work is scheduled to be completed in late fall 2014.