Beginning at 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 24, eastbound and westbound I-70 from K-7 to 110th Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction for a rolling roadblock conducted by the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the Kansas Highway Patrol for the removal of the existing Riverview Avenue Bridge girders.
Each rolling moving roadblock is scheduled to take approximately 15 minutes each, pending any unplanned delays. According to the KTA, the start time for the rolling roadblock is now scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. not as announced previously at 7 p.m.
During the rolling moving roadblocks, all traffic will be stopped at the entrance ramps to eastbound and westbound I-70 from K-7 and 110th Street for these brief closures. KTA and KHP personnel will slow motorists down from the I-70 interchange entrances to give the contractor time to cut the girders and swing them safely out of the way. There are a total of four sections of girders that will need to be swung out of the way, so there will be four separate rolling roadblocks. All work will be completed and all eastbound and westbound I-70 lanes will be reopened to unrestricted traffic by 6 a.m. Thursday morning, April 25.
Traffic will travel through the work zone via signage and the moving rolling roadblocks. Drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes during each rolling moving roadblock and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible. Updated traffic information for this project can be viewed online at: www.ksdot.org/topekametro/laneclose.asp. 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.
On Monday, March 18, a replacement project began on the Riverview Avenue Bridge spanning over I-70 in Wyandotte County. This is the first part of the ten-phase K-7 and I-70 Interchange Project. Project work includes replacement of the existing bridge along with the realignment of a section of Riverview Avenue and 122nd Street to accommodate the new longer bridge.
- Story from Kansas Department of Transportation