Daily Traffic Information
for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend of
Friday - Tuesday, May 27 - 31, 2016
(NEW - REVISED)
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.
I-70 Resurfacing Project
WEEKDAY OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES: Westbound I-70 moving west to east then back on eastbound I-70 will have varying lane closures as crews complete spray patching work to repair the potholes beginning on Wednesday evening, May 18 through mid-June 2016, weather permitting, during the overnight hours of 7 p.m. 6 a.m. (Sunday night through Friday morning). Paving work is expected to begin sometime in mid-June, once the spray patching work is completed, weather permitting. Project work is scheduled to be completed in mid-June 2016. (REV. 5-18-16)
Westbound U.S. 24 over Goodyear Road Bridge
WEEKDAY LANE CLOSURE: Westbound U.S. 24 RIGHT LANE over the Goodyear Road Bridge will be CLOSED for pothole repair work on Tuesday, May 31 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Tuesday, May 31. (NEW 5-26-16)
No short-term project closures at this time.
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.
I-70 from East Topeka Turnpike Toll Gate to Urish Road
OVERNIGHT/WEEKEND LONG LANE & RAMP CLOSURES: Eastbound and westbound I-70, one direction at a time, will be reduced to one open lane in several mile-long increments during the overnight/weekend hours beginning on Sunday, May 15 through Fall 2016. for resurfacing work. Project work will begin in the eastbound lanes of I-70 at the west end of the project (Urish Road) moving east (to the KTA East Topeka Toll Gate). Adjacent interchange ramps will be closed during the project working hours as well. No two consecutive interchange ramps will be closed at the same time, though more than one ramp may be closed during the same timeframe. No marked detours will be provided during the ramp closures. Work will take place overnight, daily, Sunday through Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m. and reopening to traffic the following morning at 6 a.m.; and on weekends, 24/7 round the clock, beginning on Saturday at 6 p.m. and reopening to all traffic on Monday at 6 a.m. Project work is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2016. (REV. 5-4-16)
A drainage improvement project occurring adjacent to and under I-70 at the Carnahan Avenue/Deer Creek Trafficway Interchange area began in the spring of 2015. The drainage improvement project includes the addition of two 14.2-foot diameter concrete pipes that will be installed underneath the eastbound and westbound I-70 lanes and ramps at the Carnahan Avenue/Deer Creek Trafficway Interchange area in Topeka (Shawnee County). There is currently one existing arch concrete culvert located underneath I-70 within the interchange area that serves as a drainage channel for Deer Creek.
Installation work for the concrete pipes will begin on Monday, February 15, (start date shifted due to schedule delays involving pipe delivery) weather permitting. For approximately the first two weeks, project work will take place during one 12-hour shift per day, weekends included. Once the pipe installation process is fully underway, project work will then shift to 24/7 round the clock (via two 12-hour shifts) through early May 2016. Advance notice will be provided once the 24/7 round the clock project work is scheduled to begin.
> > Here’s what this means for drivers: There will be no direct traffic impacts to the traveling public as work will take place underneath the existing I-70 roadway.
- Each pipe section is delivered via its own semi due to its massive size and weight. There will be very little impact to local traffic as pipe sections will arrive 2-3 pieces per day. Flaggers will direct traffic as the semis deliver the pipes into the construction site. The pipe sections will be off loaded on the construction site itself.
- Once the 24/7 operations begin, there may be some residual noise that is heard by adjacent properties from the jacking of the pipe sections underneath the roadway. The outdoor lighting that will take place with the round the clock work will not impact traffic on I-70 or local arterial streets.
Project work is scheduled to be completed in early May 2016. (REV. 2-10-16)
K-4 & 46th Street Intersection Improvement Project
24/7 LONG-TERM INTERSECTION CLOSURE: Access to/from 46th Street to/from K-4 on the west side of the intersection only will be CLOSED for intersection improvement work, 24/7 round the clock, beginning on Wednesday, March 30 through Fall 2016,weather permitting at the Jefferson/Shawnee County line. Project scope includes realignment for the west half of the existing K-4 and 46th Street intersection. Work on the project will take place daily, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. A marked detour will be provided. Traffic will detour on local roads via Northeast 39th Street to Northeast Meriden Road to 46th Street and vice versa throughout the project duration. Project work is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2016. (NEW 3-17-16)
K-4 from Auburn Road to Carlson Road Resurfacing Project
24/7 FULL ROAD CLOSURE: On Monday, April 4, a resurfacing project will begin on a 10.1-mile section of K-4 from Auburn Road to the Shawnee/Wabaunsee County Line. Project work will be completed in three phases. Phase One work will take place on K-4 from Auburn Road west to Glick Road; Phase Two work from Glick Road to SW 57th Street; and Phase Three work from SW 57th Street to SW Carlson Road. Project work will take place in the following order: Phase Two, Phase Three, Phase One.
On Wednesday, April 6 at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting, Phase Two work will begin. During this phase, westbound K-4 from Glick Road to SW 57th Street will remain on the existing K-4 and will be switched from one side to the other side of the road as work progresses. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, Eastbound K-4 from Glick Road to SW 57th Street will be CLOSED to all traffic, 24/7 round the clock through this entire phase. A marked detour will be provided. Eastbound K-4 traffic will detour via SW 57th Street to SW Valencia Road to SW 61tst Street to SW Auburn Road. Drivers should expect delays during this phase and eastbound K-4 traffic must use alternate routes.
During Phase Three, eastbound and westbound K-4 from SW 57th Street to SW Carlson Road will be reduced to one lane for both directions. Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via a flagging operation. Drivers should expect delays during the project working hours and may wish to use an alternate route during this phase.
During Phase One, westbound K-4 from Auburn Road to Glick Road will remain on the existing K-4 and will be switched from one side of the road to the other as work progresses. Eastbound K-4 from Auburn Road to Glick Road will be CLOSED to all traffic, 24/7 round the clock through this entire phase. A marked detour will be provided. Eastbound K-4 traffic will detour via detour via Glick Road to SW 13th Street to SW Valencia Road to I-70. Drivers should expect delays during this phase and eastbound K-4 traffic must use alternate routes.
Project work is scheduled to be completed in Mid-September 2016. (REV. 3-30-16)
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.
Westbound K-10 from E 1900 Road to O’Connell Road > #K10SLT East Leg
24/7 TRAFFIC SHIFT: Westbound K-10 from E 1900 Road to O’Connell Road will be shifted side by side next to eastbound K-10 (one lane each direction) to build the new westbound K-10 lanes beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, through Fall 2016. Project work is scheduled to be completed in early Fall 2016. (NEW 4-7-16)
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, 2014. Project work is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2016. (REV. 10-1-15)