Daily Traffic Information
Thursday, February 11, 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.
6th Avenue, 8th Street & 10th Avenue Bridges over I-70
WEEKDAY LANE CLOSURES: 6th Avenue, 8th Street and 10th Street Avenue bridges over I-70 will have alternating lanes CLOSED for bridge inspection work on Tuesday-Tuesday, February 9-16 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each weekday, weather permitting. Each bridge is scheduled to take approximately two days to complete inspection work. Bridges will be inspected as follows, dependent upon weather and schedule. We will keep you updated should this schedule change at the link shown below. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Tuesday, February 16. (NEW 2-4-16)
6th Avenue Bridge
Tuesday-Wednesday, February 9-10
8th Street Bridge
Thursday-Friday, February 11-12
10th Avenue Bridge
Monday-Tuesday, February 15-16
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)
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.
No long-term project closures at this time.
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.
K-10 from E1650 Road to E1900 Road
24/7 LANE CLOSURES: Eastbound K-10 from E1650 Road to E1900 Road will continue to be reduced to ONE OPEN LANE and shifted onto a new pavement alignment beginning after morning rush hour on Friday December 4, weather permitting. Westbound K-10 from E1650 Road to E1900 Road will reopen to two lanes of traffic on Friday, December 11. The lane closures are needed so the contractor can continue construction work on the new K-10 and 23rd Street interchange which is part of the ongoing K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway Project (East Leg). The K-10 lane closures will be in place through Spring 2016. (REV. 12-10-15)
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)