Work set to begin Monday on Kansas Avenue bridges over I-435
Weather permitting, on Monday, April 2, a repair project will begin on the Kansas Avenue bridges spanning Interstate 435 in Wyandotte County.
Beginning at 9 a.m., eastbound and westbound Kansas Avenue will be placed side by side, one lane in each direction on the side of the bridge that is not under repair. The westbound side will be repaired first, followed by the eastbound side.
One lane on northbound and southbound I-435 will be closed as needed at anytime, and two lanes will be closed only between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. daily, Monday-Sunday, excluding Kansas Speedway race weekend.
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.
Project work will include joint repair, patch and overlay of the bridge deck, and painting of the structural steel underneath the bridge deck. The project is scheduled to be complete in early July 2012.
Comanche Construction of Olathe is the prime contractor on this $1.09 million bridge repair project, which is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010.