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Daily Traffic Information

for the weekend of

Friday-Monday, October 24-27, 2014

  

 (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

EXPECT DELAYS! WEEKDAY RAMP RESTRICTIONS: Westbound I-70 to eastbound I-470 ramp will be restricted on the left side of ramp to traffic for pavement patching work Friday, October 24 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.; then westbound I-470 to eastbound I-70 ramp will be restricted on the right side of the ramp from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the same day. Drivers need to use caution and take it slow through the work zone. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Friday, October 24. (NEW 10-23-14) 

I-470 & SW Gage Boulevard Interchange Ramp Closure

EXPECT MAJOR DELAYS! 24/7 RAMP CLOSURES: Gage Boulevard to eastbound I-470 entrance ramp and the westbound I-470 to Gage Boulevard exit ramp will be CLOSED, 24/7 round the clock, for ramp approach pavement replacement work for a City of Topeka pavement reconstruction project on Gage Boulevard beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, October 20 and will reopen to unrestricted traffic by Monday, November 3, weather permitting. Advance message boards will alert drivers to the ramp closures. No marked detour provided. All ramps at adjacent interchanges (29th Street, Fairlawn Road and Burlingame Road) will remain open and drivers can utilize these interchanges as alternate routes during the scheduled ramp closures. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Monday, November 3. (NEW 10-13-14)

U.S. 24 Silver Lake West to Shawnee County Line Resurfacing Project

EXPECT DELAYS! WEEKDAY/ SATURDAY LANE CLOSURES: Eastbound and westbound U.S. 24 from west of Silver Lake to the Shawnee/Pottawatomie County Line will be reduced to ONE OPEN LANE for both directions several miles at a time for resurfacing work beginning on Monday, October 6 during daylight hours daily, Monday-Friday. Traffic will be directed via a flagger and pilot car operation and traffic control for this project is set up and taken down daily. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late October 2014. (REV. 10-3-14)

U.S. 24 & Menoken Road Interchange Project
Overall project work is scheduled to be completed in late Fall 2014

EXPECT DELAYS! 24/7 LANE CLOSURES: Eastbound and westbound U.S. 24 from Countryside Road to east of Menoken Road have now been shifted onto the NEW westbound lanes, placed side by side with one lane in each direction, and will remain in this traffic configuration beginning on Monday, July 21 through early fall 2014.  Project work is scheduled to be completed in October 2014. (REV. 8-28-14) 

 

 

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-70 from 1st Street to 4th Street Bridge Repair Project
Overall project work is scheduled to be completed in late December 2014

TRAFFIC SHIFT: EXPECT DELAYS! 24/7 LANE CLOSURES: Eastbound and westbound I-70 traffic will be shifted and placed on the right lanes in each direction respectively through the project work zone (side to side traffic movement will be removed) through Downtown Topeka for median barrier wall repair work beginning sometime late TOMORROW afternoon, Friday, October 17 through late November 2014, weather permitting.

>>>The eastbound and westbound I-70 project work zone in both directions and all existing ramp closures (**except for the ramp reopening noted below) will remain exactly as is through this phase of work.<<<

SAME PROJECT WORK ZONE LENGTH REMAINS IN PLACE: Eastbound I-70 traffic will be reduced to one lane from just west of the 1st Street exit ramp to the 4th Street entrance ramp. Westbound I-70 traffic will be reduced to one lane from just east of the Indiana Avenue Bridge to just west of the 1st Street exit ramp. Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via delineators and signage. Drivers should expect delays during peak time commutes and should allow extra time for their daily commutes. Downtown Topeka commuters may want to use alternate routes via the local street network throughout the project duration. Suggested alternate signed routes for I-70 through traffic in the Topeka area are as follows: 1) I-470 southbound/eastbound to the Kansas Turnpike; or 2) U.S. 75 northbound to U.S. 24 eastbound to K-4 southbound to I-70/KTA. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late November 2014. (NEW 10-16-14)

EXPECT DELAYS! 24/7 RAMP CLOSURE: Westbound I-70 to 4th Street exit ramp will be CLOSED for bridge repair work, 24/7 round the clock, beginning on Tuesday, May 27 throughout the project duration. Advance message boards will direct traffic to use the 8th Street exit ramp during the 4th Street ramp closure. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late December 2014. (New 5-19-14)

EXPECT DELAYS! 24/7 RAMP CLOSURE: 2nd Street to westbound I-70 entrance ramp (Hallmark Ramp) will be CLOSED for bridge repair work, 24/7 round the clock, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28 throughout the project duration. A marked detour will be provided via Madison Street north to 1st Street then west on 1st Street to the westbound I-70 entrance ramp just west of Topeka Boulevard. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late December 2014. (New 5-21-14)

EXPECT DELAYS! 24/7 RAMP CLOSURE: California Avenue to westbound I-70 entrance ramp will be CLOSED, 24/7 round the clock, beginning at NOON 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 5 through late summer/early fall 2014, weather permitting. This ramp closure is needed to safely and efficiently move westbound I-70 traffic through the project work zone related to the traffic shift noted below. No marked detours provided. Drivers can use the Adams Street, Carnahan Avenue and Rice Road entrance ramps to access westbound I-70 as these ramps will remain open. Project work is scheduled to be completed in early Fall 2014. (New 6-2-14)

K-4 Blacksmith Creek Bridge Replacement Project
Overall project work is scheduled to be completed in late November 2014

EXPECT DELAYS! FULL ROADWAY CLOSURE: Eastbound and westbound K-4 will be CLOSED to all through traffic from just east of Hays Road to just west of Hodges Road for the Blacksmith Creek bridge replacement project beginning on Wednesday, April 30, after morning rush hour, throughout the project duration. Local traffic only will be allowed for westbound K-4 traffic at the intersection of K-4 and Auburn Road and for eastbound traffic at Glick Road. There will be a marked 6.5-mile detour route: traffic will detour via K-4 to Glick Road then north to the T-intersection at SW 13th Street, then right (east) to Valencia Road, then north to I-70 and then east to the K-4/Auburn Road exit. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late November 2014. (REV. 10-22-14)

 

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. Suggested alternate route: Take U.S. 40/6th Street to E 900th Road to N 1500 Road. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late summer 2015. (NEW 10-24-14) 

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
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 at Noria Road

24/7 LANE CLOSURE: Westbound K-10 either side of Noria Road will be reduced to ONE OPEN LANE for delivery of soil for overpass bridge embankment construction work beginning on Thursday, September 18 through mid-November 2014. Project work is scheduled to be completed in mid-November 2014. (NEW 9-17-14)

HASKELL AVENUE

TRAFFIC SHIFT: Northbound and southbound Haskell Avenue from 27th Street to 31st Street will be REOPENED to traffic with the following traffic restrictions in Lawrence (Douglas County) on Monday, August 4 at 9:00 a.m., weather permitting. Southbound traffic on Relocated Haskell Avenue must turn right (west) onto 29th Street, then left (south) onto existing Haskell Avenue. Northbound traffic on existing Haskell Avenue must turn right (east) onto 29th Street, then left (north) onto relocated Haskell Avenue. HiPer Technology’s existing business entrance off of existing Haskell Avenue will be closed, and the new business entrance for HiPer Technology will be on the east end of 29th Street. (NEW 7-29-14)

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 Spring 2015. (NEW 7-29-14)

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) & 31st Street (N1300 Road) Intersection

24/7 INTERSECTION CLOSURE: O’Connell Road (E1600 Road) & 31st Street (N1300 Road) Intersection will be CLOSED, 24/7 round the clock, for roundabout construction work beginning on Tuesday, September 2 and will reopen in spring 2015, weather permitting. Project work is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2015. (NEW 8-28-14)

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 Spring 2015. (Rev. 12-30-13)

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)

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 Spring 2015. (NEW 8-20-14)

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)