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Construction Will Effect Traffic In South Topeka


Feb. 16, 1999 (Release 99-013)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News Contact: Kim Athon, (785) 296-3585

Construction Will Effect Traffic In South Topeka

Traffic changes for motorists traveling from Topeka Boulevard to I-470 and the Kansas Turnpike Authority began Monday, Feb. 15.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, these changes are necessary to allow for construction to continue to improve the alignment in the area where I-470, Topeka Boulevard and the KTA connect.

The traffic changes include:

  • I-470 will be reduced to one lane in each direction for ½ mile west of Topeka Boulevard.
  • KTA traffic to and from I-470 will also be reduced to one lane in each direction in this area.
  • KTA traffic will not be able to directly access Topeka Boulevard. Motorists will need to take I-470 west and exit at Burlingame Road or Gage Boulevard.
  • Topeka Boulevard traffic will not be able to directly access the KTA. Motorists will need to take I-470 east to the KTA.
  • The eastbound I-470 exit to Topeka Boulevard will remain open.

These changes will be in effect for about four months. Clarkson Construction Company of Kansas City, Mo., is the contractor on the $8.5 million project. The entire project is expected to be completed this fall.