A joint replacement repair project will begin Tuesday, Nov. 12, on the westbound I-70 bridge over 57th Street in Kansas City, Kan.
Weather permitting, work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with occasional Saturday work, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Westbound I-70 over 57th Street will be reduced to two open lanes on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The lane reductions will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the project duration, KDOT said.
Traffic will be directed via concrete barrier, signs and cones, through the project work zone. Drivers should expect significant delays during peak commute times and may want to use alternate routes, the KDOT spokesman said.
The speed limit will be posted at 55 mph and there will be an 11-foot lane width restriction in the project work zone.
Updated traffic information for this bridge repair project can be viewed online: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.
The Kansas Department of Transportation asked all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and slow down when approaching and driving through the project work zone.
Comanche Construction of Johnson County, Kan., is the primary contractor on this bridge repair project with a total contract cost of $195,007. The scheduled completion date for the entire project is mid-December 2013, weather permitting.