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Johnson County Gateway Project FULL OPENING UPDATE

TRAFFIC ALERT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 9, 2016

News Contact:    Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or kimberly.qualls@ks.gov

 

Johnson County Gateway Project FULL OPENING UPDATE

 

GOOD NEWS! ALL CLOSURES FULLY OPENING by Monday, December 12!  Over the weekend, GIC crews will complete permanent pavement marking work throughout the interchange area and if they are successful, by 5 a.m. on Monday, December 12, weather permitting, the following movements will FULLY OPEN to traffic.

 

  • Westbound I-435 to southbound I-35 flyover ramp will fully open to two lanes
  • Eastbound I-435 to northbound I-35 flyover ramp will fully open to two lanes
  • Eastbound I-435 to southbound I-35 ramp will fully open to two lanes
  • All lanes of eastbound I-435 at I-35 will fully open

 

Here’s what this means for drivers:  All movements at the Johnson County Gateway Project will be FULLY OPEN to all traffic, after 2.5 years of ongoing construction. There will still be daily lane closures as crews continue to complete finishing work throughout the project.

 

Updated daily traffic information for the #jocogateway interchange project can be viewed at: www.jocogateway.com and for the entire Kansas City Metro Area at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

 

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, take it slow, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.

 

Overall #jocogateway Phase Two Project work is scheduled to be completed in December 2016. (KDOT Project #435-46 KA-1002-06)

 

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Final Milestone Celebrated on Mega Johnson County Gateway Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 29, 2016

News Contact:    Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or kimberly.qualls@ks.gov

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The ribbon was officially cut today on the mega project by distinguished event speakers
(from left to right in photo above):
KDOT Acting Secretary Richard Carlson;
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback; Kansas Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer; FHWA Deputy Administrator David Kim;
Johnson County Commissioner Ed Eilert; City of Lenexa Mayor Mike Boehm; City of Olathe Mayor Mike Copeland; and Gateway Interchange Constructors Bill Clarkson.


NEW!! #JoCoGateway Project video shown at today’s celebration event located here: https://youtu.be/eEtFAz3EkKk

See attached November 2016 #JoCoGateway Project Update.

 

Final Milestone Celebrated on Mega
Johnson County Gateway Project

The large, complex Johnson County Gateway project, expected to fully open early next week, was celebrated by local, state and federal officials today in Lenexa.

The ribbon-cutting at Crowne Plaza Hotel marked the substantial completion of Kansas’ first design-build project. The $288 million Gateway has been under construction for 2½ years at the convergence of Interstates 35 and 435 and K-10.

“The Gateway project will be a means of improved travel for tens of thousands of commuters. With the addition of 56 new highway lane miles and more than 27 new and rehabbed bridges, the project provides a conduit for increased economic development, safe travel and the movement of freight,” said Gov. Sam Brownback.

The Gateway is the state’s first major design-build project, a construction method authorized under the T-WORKS transportation program. Under this approach, the design-build team works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. This differs from the traditional design-bid-build method.

KDOT, along with the project management consultant team from HNTB, worked with Gateway Interchange Constructors, the design-builders who constructed the complex expansion project. GIC is a joint venture led by Kansas City, Mo.-based Clarkson Construction Co., which partnered with Kiewit Infrastructure Co. Additional key members of the team included design firms HDR Engineering and George Butler Associates.

“The design-build contracting approach allows states to deliver projects more quickly and more cost-effectively,” FHWA Deputy Administrator David S. Kim said. “Through our Every Day Counts initiative, the FHWA encourages innovations such as design build that save time and money for U.S. taxpayers.”

More than 230,000 vehicles travel the Gateway corridor daily.

“With the number of vehicles expected to grow to 380,000 by 2040, drivers will now experience commutes with improved efficiency, decreased travel delays and safer travel through the I-435/I-35/K-10 interchange,” said Acting Transportation Secretary Richard Carlson.

For more information, visit the project website: jocogateway.com or contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340 or kimberly.qualls@ks.gov.

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Ribbon-Cutting Scheduled for November 29

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I-35 at I-435 Interchange Weekend-Long Full Road Closures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

June 6, 2016

News Contact:  Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or kqualls@ksdot.org

WEEKEND-LONG FULL ROAD CLOSURE: All lanes of northbound I-35 and southbound I-35 at the I-435 interchange FULLY CLOSED for bridge demolition work beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 10 and reopening at 5 a.m. on Monday, June 13, weather permitting. Both northbound (starting at 87th Street) and southbound I-35 (starting at 119th Street) will be reduced to ONE OPEN LANE approaching the I-435 interchange where the only option for traffic will be to take northbound I-35 to eastbound I-435 ramp or southbound I-35 to westbound I-435 ramp. Northbound and southbound I-35 through traffic will be directed by marked signage to detour via I-435 and U.S. 69.

The demolition work that will take place during the weekend closure includes removal of the flyover bridge ramp piers via hydraulic hammers that will ‘peck’ away at the concrete piers.

In addition, the following ramp closures will take place as noted. Marked detours will be provided.

Full Weekend Closure:

Northbound U.S. 69 to westbound I-435 ramp CLOSED.

87th Street to southbound I-35 ramp CLOSED.

10 p.m. Friday, June 10 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11 Overnight Closure:

Eastbound I-435/K-10 to northbound I-35 ramp CLOSED.

Northbound I-35 to 87th Street ramp CLOSED.

Advance message boards will alert drivers to the weekend-long full road and ramp closures. Marked detours will be provided as follows. See marked detour map below.

 

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Updated daily traffic information for the #jocogateway interchange project can be viewed at: www.jocogateway.com and for the entire Kansas City Metro Area at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

 

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.

 

Overall #JoCoGateway Phase Two Project work is scheduled to be completed in December 2016. (KDOT Project #435-46 KA-1002-06)

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I-35 & I-435 Interchange Weekend-Long & Overnight Full Road Closures

TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE

Johnson County Gateway #jocogateway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

May 20, 2016

News Contact:  Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or kqualls@ksdot.org

I-35 & I-435 Interchange Weekend-Long & Overnight Full Road Closures

 

WEEKEND-LONG FULL ROAD CLOSURE of eastbound and westbound I-435 as follows:

8 p.m. Friday, May 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 23 Eastbound I-435 ALL LANES at I-35 CLOSED.
10 p.m. Friday, May 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 23 Westbound I-435 ALL LANES at I-35 CLOSED.

 

Advance message boards will alert drivers to the weekend-long full road closures. Marked detours will be provided as follows. See marked detour map below.

Map_435FullClosure_Detour_Update_2016-05-12

WEEKEND VARYING CLOSURES for northbound and southbound I-35 are as follows:

Northbound I-35:

 

9 p.m. Friday, May 20 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21 Northbound I-35 ALL LANES at I-435 CLOSED.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21 Northbound I-35 TWO RIGHT LANES at I-435 CLOSED. Only one through lane OPEN to traffic.
8 p.m. Saturday, May 21 to 6 a.m. Sunday, May 22 Northbound I-35 ONE LEFT LANE at I-435 CLOSED. Two through lanes OPEN to traffic.
6 a.m. Sunday, May 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 23 Northbound I-35 TWO RIGHT LANES at I-435 CLOSED. Only one through lane OPEN to traffic.

 

Southbound I-35:

 

8 p.m. Friday, May 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 23 Southbound I-35 TWO LEFT LANES from 75th Street to I-435 CLOSED. Only one through lane OPEN to traffic.

 

Advance message boards will alert drivers to the overnight full road closures. Northbound I-35 marked detour via eastbound I-435 to northbound U.S. 69 to northbound I-35. See marked detour map below.

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Updated daily traffic information for the #jocogateway interchange project can be viewed at: www.jocogateway.com and for the entire Kansas City Metro Area at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.  

Overall #JoCoGateway Phase Two Project work is scheduled to be completed in December 2016. (KDOT Project #435-46 KA-1002-06)

May 20th, 2016|Categories: Construction Updates, Home, News Releases, Project Milestone|