Turner Diagonal project temporarily closes I-70 from I-635 to I-435

This view of I-70 west from 65th Street showed traffic on Friday, July 31, but I-70 was closed to traffic between I-635 and I-435 on Saturday, Aug. 1, for bridge removal and pipe placement on the Turner Diagonal. It will reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3.

I-70 is now closed between I-635 and I-435 for bridge removal and pipe placement on the Turner Diagonal.

I-70 will reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. The detour route is on State Avenue.

The bridge project on the Turner Diagonal also includes lane and ramp closures around the Turner Diagonal.


Detours routes will be marked. Traffic on all these projects will be diverted using lane and ramp closures, signs and traffic cones, according to a Kansas Department of Transportation spokesman.


West ramps
The following ramps are currently closed until Sept. 8. The ramps include:
• Ramp from eastbound I-70 to southbound Turner Diagonal,
• Ramp from eastbound I-70 to northbound Turner Diagonal,
• Ramp from northbound Turner Diagonal to westbound I-70,
• Ramp from southbound Turner Diagonal to westbound I-70.


East ramps and Turner Diagonal
Starting Friday, July 31, weather permitting, the following ramps and lanes will be closed until Sept. 8:


Closed at 5 a.m. Friday:
• Ramp from southbound Turner Diagonal to eastbound I-70,
• Ramp from northbound Turner Diagonal to eastbound I-70,
• Ramp from westbound I-70 to southbound Turner Diagonal,
• Ramp from westbound I-70 to northbound College Parkway,
• Turner Diagonal from State Avenue to Riverview Avenue.

Full I-70 lane and ramp closures
Also, Friday, July 31, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, there will be a full closure of both eastbound and westbound I-70, from I-435 to I-635 for bridge removal and pipe placement at the Turner Diagonal. The detour route will go north to use State Avenue.


Ramps closed Friday, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday:
• Ramp from northbound I-435 to eastbound I-70,
• Ramp from southbound I-435 to eastbound I-70,
• Ramp from 78th Street to eastbound I-70,
• Ramp from northbound I-635 to westbound I-70,
• Ramp from southbound I-635 to westbound I-70,
• Ramp from 57th Street to westbound I-70.


The KDOT spokesman urged 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. Motorists were urged to drive safely and always wear their seat belts, according to the spokesman.

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