alertJohnson County Gateway Phase 2 Construction is now complete. Be aware of additional lane closures as other construction projects begin.

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Short Term Closures

With all lane, road and ramp closures expect some level of traffic delay.  ALL WORK IS WEATHER PERMITTING!

ALL INFORMATION FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK ON  U.S 69 & I-435 and K-10 WEST OF RIDGEVIEW ROAD CAN BE FOUND ON THE KDOT WEBSITE:

www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

I-435 & Lackman Road

No current traffic impacts.

I-435 Eastbound & Westbound, Northbound & Southbound

Saturday, May 06, 2017

No current traffic impacts

 

I-35 Northbound & Southbound

 

No current traffic impacts.

 

I-35 & 95th Street Interchange

No current traffic impacts.

K-10 Eastbound and Westbound

No current traffic impacts.

 

K-10 & Renner Boulevard Interchange

No traffic impacts scheduled at this time.

K-10 & Ridgeview Road Interchange

No traffic impacts scheduled at this time.

College Boulevard

No traffic impacts at this time.

 

ALL INFORMATION FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK ON K-10 WEST OF RIDGEVIEW ROAD CAN BE FOUND ON THE KDOT WEBSITE:  www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via signage and cones. Drivers should expect some delays through the project work zone during the lane and ramp closures. For full traffic alerts, click on the link below.

Updated daily traffic information for this interchange project can be viewed at: www.jocogateway.com and for the entire Kansas 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.

Johnson County Gateway Phase 2 Project Celebrates Dual Milestones Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 9, 2016

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

image009 Here’s a bird’s eye view of the two new two-lane flyover ramps serving EB I-435 to NB I-35 and WB I-435 to SB I-35 traffic.

image011 KDOT Secretary King, KDOT Project Director Paul Gripka, Gateway Interchange Constructors’ Bill Clarkson (left to right) shared comments at today’s event.

groupcut KDOT and Jo Co Gateway staff along with city, county and state dignitaries officially cut the ribbon opening for the two new flyover ramps.

Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King, along with local city, county and state officials, celebrated the completion of two key milestones today in the mega Johnson County Gateway project.

With two new two-lane flyover ramps serving eastbound I-435 to northbound I-35 and westbound I-435 to southbound I-35 traffic in Lenexa serving as the backdrop, Secretary King, Gateway Interchange Constructors’ Bill Clarkson, KDOT Project Director Paul Gripka, along with local city, county and state officials, cut the ribbon to mark the completion of these ramps.

“When we plan projects, we want to address issues of safety, congestion, preservation and expansion of the highway system. This project accomplishes all of that,” said Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King.

The westbound I-435 to southbound I-35 flyover ramp opened to one lane of traffic on Thursday, April 28, and the eastbound I-435 to northbound I-35 flyover ramp is scheduled to open to one lane of traffic on Wednesday, May 11, weather permitting. Both of these ramps will carry two lanes of traffic when all adjacent project work is completed later this year.

More than 230,000 vehicles use the I-435/I-35/K-10 interchange and that number is estimated to grow to 380,000 by 2040. This traffic volume, along with economic development potential, declining infrastructure and roadway safety concerns, are among the key reasons for much needed improvements in the interchange area.

Gateway Interchange Constructors is the design-build team that is completing the project’s Phase 2 construction work. GIC is a joint venture led by Kansas City, Mo.-based Clarkson Construction Co., which has partnered with Kiewit Infrastructure Co. Additional key members of the team include local design firms HDR Engineering, Inc. and George Butler Associates, Inc.

The $288 million, three-year Gateway project is the state’s first major design-build project. Construction on Phase 2 is scheduled to be substantially complete by December 31, 2016.

For more information, visit the project website: www.jocogateway.com or you may contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340 or kqualls@ksdot.org.

January 2016 Project Update 11

Please take a look at the latest project update showing progress from 2015 and what is planned for 2016.

Fall 2015 Project Update 10

Read the latest comprehensive project update summarizing the work completed and some of the upcoming changes.

 

Virtual Drive Video Series for Completed JoCo Gateway Phase 2 Project Now Available Online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2015
News Contact: Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or kqualls@ksdot.org

 

Virtual Drive Video Series for Completed JoCo Gateway
Phase 2 Project Now Available Online

Motorists can now ‘virtually drive’ the completed Johnson County Gateway Phase 2 Design-Build Project via a series of videos that are being released today. The Kansas Department of Transportation along with the project contractor, Gateway Interchange Constructors, is launching the online video series to provide a drive-through and aerial view look as to how drivers will navigate through the Phase 2 project that is scheduled for completion in December 2016. The video series will also provide motorists with a better understanding of the final interchange configuration and how their travel will be improved through the interchange area.
Some of the major interchange improvements include adding new two-lane flyover bridge ramps from westbound I-435 to southbound I-35, eastbound I-435 to northbound I-35 and from eastbound K-10 to northbound I-35. Collector-distributor roads are being built to help improve safety by reducing weaving and separating interstate traffic from traffic exiting at the local interchanges.
The entire online Johnson County Gateway Project video series is available on the project website: http://jocogateway.com/news-info-events/video-gallery/. Below you will find a descriptive list of the five videos in the series now available.
• Follow-along simulation of entire project
o https://youtu.be/x2dM5O4K7xQ
o This is a graphic visualization of the Johnson County Gateway Phase 2 Project which provides a ground level simulation as to how the overall completed project improvements will look.

• Aerial overview simulation of entire project
o https://youtu.be/eoSeUEaqko8
o This simulation provides an overview aerial view of the improvements that will be completed during the Phase 2 Project.

• Westbound I-435 to southbound I-35 improvements
o https://youtu.be/nu8zY273ZWs
o This drive-along simulation shows the improvements that will be made from westbound I-435 to southbound I-35.

• Eastbound K-10 to northbound I-435 and I-35 improvements
o https://youtu.be/hUSJz2ilG0c
o This drive-along simulation shows the improvements that will be made from eastbound K-10 to northbound I-435 and I-35, including the new collector-distributor road that will separate traffic from the mainline lanes, providing congestion relief and reducing weave movements.

Westbound K-10 to Ridgeview Road improvements
o https://youtu.be/bodkHjrxeMs
o This drive-along simulation shows the improvements that will be made from westbound K-10 to Ridgeview Road, including a look at the new diverging diamond interchange.
Over 230,000 vehicles use the I-435/I-35/K-10 Interchange today and that number is estimated to grow to 380,000 by the year 2040. This traffic demand volume increase along with future economic development potential, declining infrastructure and roadway safety concerns are several of the key reasons for much needed improvements in the interchange area.
The Johnson County Gateway Phase 2 Design-Build Project will improve 90 percent of the existing traffic problems drivers experience today and 50 percent of the projected 2040 traffic problems. Construction will be occurring throughout the project area in order to get things done quickly and efficiently.
The budget for Phase 2 of the Johnson County Gateway is $288 million, which includes a $3 million schedule incentive GIC accepted to accelerate construction by seven months to complete work by December 31, 2016. This includes T-WORKS construction funding, additional funding from the cities of Lenexa and Olathe, and funding for design and engineering work. Project construction began in spring 2014.
For more information on the design-build process or the Johnson County Gateway Project, please contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340 or kqualls@ksdot.org or visit the project #jocogateway project website: www.jocogateway.com.

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