Monday Brings Construction To I-70

By: Lindsay Sax
By: Lindsay Sax

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- Construction is about to begin on I-70 that might put a damper on the morning commute.

Starting Monday, June 2 at 9 a.m. eastbound and westbound I-70 traffic will be shifted and placed side by side with one lane in each direction for bridge repair and resurfacing work.

Crews will begin repair work in the westbound lanes followed by the eastbound lanes. Once the westbound lanes are completed, traffic will be shifted to the newly redone westbound lanes so work can begin on the eastbound lanes.

Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane just west of the 1st
Street exit ramp to the 4th Street entrance ramp.

Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane just east of the Indiana Avenue Bridge to just west of the 1st Street exit ramp. Westbound traffic will use the recently constructed median crossovers to shift travel over to the existing eastbound lanes.

Drivers should expect delays during peak time commutes and should allow extra time.

Downtown Topeka commuters might want to use alternate routes during the project.

Suggested routes:

I-470 southbound/eastbound to the Kansas Turnpike

U.S. 75 northbound to U.S. 24 eastbound to K-4 southbound to I-70/ KTA

Updated traffic information can be found online at www.ksdot.org/topekametro/laneclose.asp


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