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N.W. 46th Street/U.S. 75 Intersection Scheduled to Open to Traffic

Oct. 29, 2002 (Release 02-138)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News Contact: Kim Stich, (785) 296-3585

N.W. 46th Street/U.S. 75 Intersection Scheduled to Open to Traffic

Weather permitting, motorists in north Topeka will have a treat just in time for Halloween. The closure of N.W. 46th Street will soon be over as the U.S. 75/46th Street intersection is scheduled to open to traffic after the evening rush hour late on Wednesday, October 30.

N.W. 46th Street traffic will have full access to U.S. 75 via the roundabout that was constructed as part of the project. U.S. 75 traffic will continue to be reduced to one lane and will be routed onto the new ramps and roundabout while construction of the new U.S. 75 bridge begins. The entire project should be completed in fall 2003.

The closure of N.W. 46th Street was necessary to construct a roundabout at the current U.S. 75/46th St. intersection and also new ramps to and from U.S. 75 at 46th St. Once finished, the project will replace the existing signalized intersection with an interchange that will allow free flow of through traffic on both U.S. 75 and N.W. 46th Street as well as free flowing movements from one road to the other.

The speed limit on U.S. 75 in the construction area will continue to be reduced. Motorists should be aware that delays on U.S. 75 are possible, especially during rush hours, and are encouraged to use alternate routes whenever possible.

KDOT understands that this reconstruction project is an inconvenience and appreciates the patience of all motorists, home owners and business owners.