- Tuesday June 5th, 2012 :: 02:19 p.m. CDT
I-635 Resurfacing Project to Begin in Johnson & Wyandotte Counties on Wednesday, June 6.
I-635 Resurfacing Project to Begin in Johnson & Wyandotte Counties
On Wednesday, June 6, a pavement repair and resurfacing project will begin on I-635 from the Johnson/Wyandotte County line approximately .5-miles south to Foster Road in Overland Park. Ramps included in the project: southbound I-35 to northbound I-635, northbound I-635 to northbound I-35, and southbound I-635 to southbound I-35. Project work includes pavement replacement, pavement patching, asphalt overlay, and all new pavement markings on the resurfaced portion of I-635. Work will primarily take place Wednesday through Sunday, including 24-hour work on the weekends.
Beginning on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00 a.m., I-635 will have varying lane closures during daytime hours for patching work. Ramp work will take place during weekend closures. The southbound I-635 to southbound I-35 ramp will be closed for a ten-day period for concrete replacement. A marked detour will be provided during the ramp closures. We will provide advance notification for the ten-day ramp closure under separate cover.
Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via signage and cones. There will be a posted speed limit of 45 mph and an 11-foot lane width restriction during the southbound I-635 to southbound I-35 ramp closure only through the project work zone during working hours. For the remainder of the project, there will be a posted speed limit of 45 mph and a 14-foot lane width restriction throughout the project work zone during working hours.
Advance message boards will alert drivers to the lane and ramp closures. Drivers should expect major delays during the peak hours and should use alternate routes, if possible. Updated daily traffic information for this resurfacing project can be viewed online at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.
APAC Kansas (Kansas City, KS) is the primary contractor on this $1.178 million resurfacing project. The resurfacing project is scheduled to be completed by late August 2012, weather permitting.
This project is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010. Find out more about this and other T-WORKS projects at: http://kdotapp.ksdot.org/TWorks/.
The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone. For more information on this resurfacing project, please contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Howard Lubliner, Field Engineering Administrator, at (913) 764-4525. (KDOT Project # 635-46 KA 2771-01)
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Merriam, KS 66202