I-70 Improvements in Gove County

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    A 9-mile portion of I-70 in Grainfield is slated for reconstruction in 2019 and 2020.
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    Pavement on the eastbound lanes will be replaced in 2019, followed by the westbound lanes in 2020
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    Additional project work will include the reconstruction of this box structure into two new span bridges carrying I-70 over Gove County Road 62

About The Project

KDOT has started work on a multi-year pavement replacement project along a stretch of I-70 in Gove County. The project area covers a 9-mile portion starting one mile west of the K-23 spur near Grainfield and ending approximately four miles east of K-211.

KDOT will replace the pavement on the eastbound lanes in 2019, followed by the westbound lanes in 2020. Project work will also include pavement replacement at the east and westbound rest areas near Grainfield, construction of new right-of-way fencing, lighting installation at exits 95 and 99 and reconstruction of the box structure carrying County Road 62 under I-70 into two new span bridges. Work is expected to be completed in November 2020, weather permitting.

Koss Construction of Topeka is the primary contractor for the $38.1 million project.

Current Traffic Impacts

The K-23 spur bridge over I-70 at exit 95 has reopened as of June 13.

Traffic on westbound I-70 has shifted to a head-to-head configuration.

Gove County Road 62 under I-70 has been CLOSED as of April 4. Traffic is being detoured on local routes with a 16-foot width restriction.

The eastbound rest area near Grainfield is also closed.

Upcoming Impacts

KDOT expects the K-211 bridge over I-70 (exit 99 at Park) to close in late June or early July for repairs. Northbound traffic will be detoured onto eastbound I-70 to Quinter (exit 107), then back to exit 99. Southbound traffic will be detoured onto westbound I-70 to Grainfield (exit 95), then back to Exit 99. Please check this page for continuing updates.

Additional closures include:

  • Eastbound ramps at exit 95 (August - September)
  • Eastbound ramps at exit 99 (September - October)