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Daily Traffic Information

 

for the July 4th Holiday Weekend of 

 

Friday-Monday, July  3-6, 2015

  

 (NEW - REVISED)

 


 

SHORT TERM

 

Short term project closures listed below typically take place during daylight hours. Project completion dates typically range from 1 to 30 days. All closures and scheduled work are weather permitting and subject to change.

 

 

SHAWNEE COUNTY 

 

I-470 Sign Replacement Project

EXPECT MINOR DELAYS! WEEKDAY & OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES:  On Monday, June 22, weather permitting, a sign replacement project will begin on a 6.7 mile stretch of I-470 from the I-70 interchange to the U.S. 75 interchange.  

OVERNIGHT WORK & TRAFFIC IMPACTS: Beginning on Monday evening, June 22, eastbound and westbound I-470 will be reduced to one lane overnight Monday-Friday between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following morning. Crews will replace overhead truss and bridge mounted green signs during the overnight hours.

DAYTIME WORK & TRAFFIC IMPACTS: The week of July 6-10, daytime work will begin Monday-Friday during daylight hours (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) on the shoulders along I-470 with varying lane closures as needed. Crews will replace all post mounted green signs, brown information signs, route markers and mile markers during the daytime hours. 

The scheduled overall completion date for the project is mid-September 2015. (REV. 6-19-15)

I-70 & I-470 at KTA East Topeka Toll Plazas

LANE & RAMP IMPACTS: A concrete pavement patching project at the Kansas Turnpike’s two east Topeka toll plazas (mile marker 182 on I-470/Turnpike and mile marker 183 on I-70/Turnpike) that also includes four connecting ramps to K-4 and I-70 will begin Monday, April 20, weather permitting. Crews will be replacing deteriorated concrete sections of the roadway. 

The concrete pavement patching project referenced below has been delayed due to rain. Crews are currently working on I-70/Turnpike near the east Topeka toll plaza (mile marker 183.) Motorists can expect lane closures until June 10, weather permitting. Active work will occur 9 am – 6 pm with lane closures remaining through the night (7 am) for concrete curing.

The project begins with crews working on the ramp connecting I-470/Turnpike from exit 182 to K-4. Also included in this phase are the eastbound I-70 and the southbound K-4 ramps both connecting to the toll plaza at mile marker 182. There will be no lane closures in the ramp portion of the project, but lanes will be reduced from 28 to 14 feet.  Work on these ramps will take approximately two weeks.

Crews will then begin work on I-70/Turnpike around the most eastern Topeka toll plaza (mile marker 183). Since this is one of the Turnpike’s busiest toll plazas, motorists can expect lane closures for approximately two weeks. To minimize possible delays and to accommodate commuter traffic, two lanes will be open on westbound I-70 from 7-9 am and conversely maintain two open eastbound lanes between 3-6 pm. Project work is scheduled to be completed in mid-July 2015. (REV. 6-30-15) 

  

DOUGLAS COUNTY 

 

 

No short-term project closures at this time.

 

 

 


 

LONG TERM

 

Long term project closures listed below typically take place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Project completion dates typically range from 31 days up to a year. All closures and scheduled work are weather permitting and subject to change.

 

SHAWNEE COUNTY

 

 

I-470 Sign Replacement Project
Overall project work is scheduled to be completed in mid-September 2015

EXPECT MINOR DELAYS! WEEKDAY & OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES:  On Monday, June 22, weather permitting, a sign replacement project will begin on a 6.7-mile stretch of I-470 from the I-70 interchange to the U.S. 75 interchange.  

OVERNIGHT WORK & TRAFFIC IMPACTS: Beginning on Monday evening, June 22, eastbound and westbound I-470 will be reduced to one lane overnight Monday-Friday between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following morning. Crews will replace overhead truss and bridge mounted green signs during the overnight hours.

DAYTIME WORK & TRAFFIC IMPACTS: The week of July 6-10, daytime work will begin Monday-Friday during daylight hours (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) on the shoulders along I-470 with varying lane closures as needed. Crews will replace all post mounted green signs, brown information signs, route markers and mile markers during the daytime hours. 

The scheduled overall completion date for the project is mid-September 2015. (REV. 6-19-15) 

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY

  

K-10 & Bob Billings Parkway Interchange Project
Overall project work is scheduled to be completed in early November 2015

N 1500 Road Closure at K-10

24/7 ROADWAY CLOSURE ACCESS: N 1500 Road on west side of K-10 intersection and the northbound K-10 left turn lane to N 1500 Road will be CLOSED, 24/7 round the clock, for reconstruction work for the new K-10 & Bob Billings Parkway interchange beginning after morning rush hour on Monday, October 27 through late summer 2015. There will be no access for northbound K-10 traffic to westbound N 1500 Road or for eastbound N 1500 Road traffic to K-10 (on west side of intersection). No marked detours will be provided. There will be a 55 mph posted speed limit on K-10 through the project work zone throughout the project duration. Drivers should expect delays during peak commute times and must use alternate routes throughout the duration of the project. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late summer 2015. (NEW 10-24-14) 

N1500 Road

24/7 FULL ROADWAY CLOSURES: Eastbound and westbound N1500 Road from E900 Road to K-10 will be CLOSED, 24/7 round the clock, for construction work beginning on Monday, August 18 through Spring 2015. Project work is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2015. (REV. 6-24-15)

K-10

WEEKDAY WORK: Beginning on Monday, July 28, project work will begin to construct a new diamond interchange at K-10 and Bob Billings Parkway. Most work will take place off the highway itself, so there will be little to no traffic impacts in the early phases of construction. Project work is scheduled to be completed in early November 2015. (NEW 7-25-14) 

K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway > > #K10SLT 
Overall project work is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2016

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, a three-year construction project began to complete the six-mile four-lane K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway freeway. The project will move existing K-10 onto a new alignment that will begin at the south junction of the U.S. 59 and K-10 interchange and reconnect with existing K-10 in east Lawrence (Douglas County). Construction work on the project will be completed in phases. Each phase includes specific work and advance notification will be sent under separate cover for each phase of construction, including planned traffic impacts. An aerial map of the new K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway, including construction phasing and traffic impacts, can be found online at: http://www.ksdot.org/topekaMetro/projectstudytest.asp.

K-10 from E1650 Road to E1900 Road

TRAFFIC SHIFT! EXPECT MINOR DELAYS! 24/7 LANE CLOSURES: Eastbound and westbound K-10 from E1650 Road to E1900 Road will continue to be reduced to ONE LANE in each direction, with one change: the eastbound K-10 single lane will be shifted side-by-side into the existing westbound K-10 passing lane. Both eastbound and westbound K-10 traffic will then be traveling side-by-side on the existing westbound K-10 lanes in this area. This new traffic shift will be in place, 24/7 round the clock, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12 through late December 2015 in Lawrence (Douglas County). See aerial map above for lane closure location. The K-10 lane closures will be in place through late December 2015. (REV. 5-11-15)  

Haskell Avenue & 31st Street

TRAFFIC SHIFT: Beginning mid-morning on Tuesday, June 2, weather permitting, existing Haskell Ave will be PERMANENTLY CLOSED from 31st Street to just north of the Wakarusa River bridge in Lawrence (Douglas County). Relocated Haskell Avenue will OPEN along with the new 31st Street alignment to the east. Horizon Business Park access will now be from relocated Haskell Avenue. This traffic shift is required so that the project contractor can construct 31st Street at the location of existing Haskell Avenue. Traffic shift date has been rescheduled from Monday, June 1, to Tuesday, June 2, due to weather delays. The completed 31st Street new alignment work is scheduled to be completed by early September 2015, weather permitting. The project contractor would like to have 31st Street open before school starts in August 2015.  (REV. 6-1-15)

Louisiana Street & 31st Street

24/7 ROADWAY CLOSURE: Northbound and southbound Louisiana Street south of Broken Arrow Park and eastbound and westbound 31st Street west of Wakarusa Fire Station will be CLOSED to all traffic in Lawrence (Douglas County) on Monday, August 4 at NOON 12:00 p.m. through Spring 2015, weather permitting. This will extend the current Louisiana Street closure from Steve’s Place business entrance to Broken Arrow Park entrance (including the intersection of 31st Street and Louisiana Street).  The existing 31st Street closure will extend east to the Wakarusa Fire Station entrance meaning 31st Street will now be closed from Ousdahl Road to the Wakarusa Fire Station entrance. Project work is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2015. (REV. 6-24-15)

24/7 ROADWAY CLOSURE: Northbound and southbound Louisiana Street from N1250 Road south to the south side of the Wakarusa Bridge will be CLOSED to all traffic in Lawrence (Douglas County) on Monday morning, August 11 through Spring 2015. Project work is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2015. (NEW 8-11-14)

O’Connell Road (E1600 Road) South of 31st Street (N1300 Road) Intersection

24/7 INTERSECTION CLOSURE: O’Connell Road (E1600 Road) south of 31st Street (N1300 Road) Intersection will be CLOSED, 24/7 round the clock, for roundabout construction work beginning on Tuesday, September 2. Project work is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2015. (REV. 6-24-15)

31st Street

24/7 FULL ROADWAY CLOSURES: Eastbound and westbound 31st Street from E1700 Road to E1750 Road in Lawrence (Douglas County) will be CLOSED, 24/7 round the clock, for box culvert construction work beginning on Monday, December 9 at 7:00 a.m., weather permitting, through Fall 2015. (REV. 6-24-15)

24/7 FULL ROADWAY CLOSURES: Eastbound and westbound 31st Street from Louisiana Street to approximately .25-miles west and Louisiana Street just south of 31st Street in Lawrence (Douglas County) will be CLOSED, 24/7 round the clock, for construction work beginning on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 7:00 a.m., through summer 2015, weather permitting. No marked detours will be provided. Project work is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2015. (NEW 5-29-14) 

E1750 Road

24/7 FULL ROADWAY CLOSURES: Northbound and southbound E1750 Road from past the intersection of N1360 Road/25th Street to N1250 Rd/35th Street will be CLOSED, 24/7 round the clock, for bridge embankment work beginning on Monday morning, August 11 through Spring 2015. Project work is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2015. (NEW 8-11-14)