Traffic shift planned on I-70 eastbound from 134th to K-7

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

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:

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.

Ramp closure delayed by rain

A scheduled ramp closure today from northbound I-35 to the northbound I-635 ramp in Johnson County will not take place because of the rain, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

The ramp closure has been rescheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, April 25. The ramp was also closed Wednesday for attenuator replacement work.

Northbound I-35 drivers are asked to use the 18th Street Expressway interchange to exit and then may head southbound on I-35 to access the northbound I-635 ramp, according to KDOT.

Motorists are asked to slow down in the work area.