FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2014
News Contact: Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or [email protected]
Westbound I-435 Traffic Shift & Project Work Zone Map
Westbound I-435 from U.S. 69 to I-35
UPCOMING TRAFFIC SHIFT: Westbound I-435 traffic from U.S. 69 to just west of I-35 will be shifted to the south with three through and one auxiliary lane for reconstruction work on the westbound I-435 lanes, 24/7 round the clock, beginning on Thursday, September 4 through late 2014, weather permitting, in Johnson County.
Crews will begin setting traffic control at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3 and the traffic shift will be in place before morning rush hour on Thursday, September 4, weather permitting.
Westbound I-435 traffic (from U.S. 69 to just west of I-35) will travel through the work zone via three through lanes and one auxiliary lane as follows:
1) Far left lane traffic will travel through the work zone only directed via concrete barrier on either side of the driving lane. Traffic will travel on an 11-foot wide driving lane with an approximate 2-foot left shoulder and 8-foot right shoulder (lane is located in former eastbound I-435 lane/median area).
2) Center lane traffic will travel through the work zone as normal
3) Right lane traffic will travel through the work zone as normal
4) Far right auxiliary lane will be used for traffic wishing to access the U.S. 69, Quivira Road and I-35 interchanges
Advance message boards will alert drivers to the traffic shift. There will be an 11-foot lane width restriction and a 55 mph posted speed limit through the project work zone throughout the project duration. Note: Eastbound I-435 traffic through this area has already been shifted to the south slightly to accommodate the westbound I-435 traffic shift. All ramp access will remain open at the U.S. 69, Quivira Road and I-35 interchanges.
Driver highway view of westbound I-435 lane split:
Overhead view of eastbound and westbound I-435 lanes through the project work zone:
Updated daily traffic information for this 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)
This information is available in alternative accessible formats. To obtain an alternative format,
contact KDOT Public Affairs, Eisenhower Building, 700 SW Harrison, 2nd Floor West,
Topeka, Kan., 66603-3754, or (785) 296-3585 (Voice)/Hearing Impaired – 711.
2014-08-27T13:51:46+00:00August 27th, 2014|Categories: Construction Updates, Home, News Releases, Traffic Alerts|Tags: construction phasing, I-435 lane split, johnson county gateway construction, traffic alert, traffic shift|