Repairs planned for K-7 bridge over Kansas River
Two months of repair work will begin next week on the southbound Kansas Highway 7 bridge spanning the Kansas River, the state announced today.
Weather permitting, the repair project will begin about 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. The project includes the replacement of expansion joints on the bridge deck, replacement of the approach pavement, and a polymer overlay on the bridge deck. Work will take place daily, Monday through Friday (with an occasional Saturday) during daylight hours.
Repair work will be completed in two phases. Phase I work will shift traffic to the right lane while repairs are made to the left lane, and in Phase II, work will shift traffic to the left lane while repairs are made to the right lane.
During Phase II, the K-32 to southbound K-7 ramp will be closed. A marked detour will be provided. Traffic will detour on K-32 to northbound K-7 to Nettleton Avenue and then back south on K-7.
Advance message boards will alert traffic to the lane closures. Drivers should expect delays and allow extra time for their daily commutes. Updated daily lane closure information for this bridge repair project can be viewed online at ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.
PCI Roads, LLC is the primary contractor on this $852,543 bridge repair project. The scheduled completion date for Phase I is mid-October and for the entire bridge repair project is late November 2010.
For more information on this bridge repair project, contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Jim Wetterberg, Bonner Springs Construction Engineer at (913) 721-2754.