TRAFFIC ALERT update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2016
News Contact: Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Johnson County Gateway Project has improved the I-435/I-35/K-10 interchange area by constructing or rehabilitating a total of 27 bridges. On several of the bridge approaches, there has been settlement leading up to the bridges. Kansas Department of Transportation and GIC, project contractor, staff are aware of these locations and are taking corrective action to address them.
Starting Monday, November 14 through Tuesday, January 31, weather permitting, crews will be working during nighttime hours to correct the settlement issues. A specialized company called, URETEK, will be performing the work in collaboration with GIC. Repairs include injecting a polymer into the ground beneath the pavement areas that have settled. This special polymer reacts with the foundation materials restoring their load-bearing capacity while raising the roadway back to the proper level.
The general locations of the bridge approaches that still need to be repaired are as follows:
- Eastbound-I-435 at Lackman Road (Both Ends)
- Eastbound I-435 at Santa Fe Trail Drive (Both Ends)
- Eastbound Collector-Distributor Road to I-35 at Lackman Road (Approach End)
- Eastbound Collector-Distributor Road to I-35 at Santa Fe Trail Drive (Departure End)
- Southbound I-435 (Departure End)
There will be lane closures utilized during this nighttime work. As always, we will provide advance notice for these lane closures. 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 and GIC urge 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.