TOPEKA (From KDOT) -- This Friday, May 10th, weather permitting, a project will begin to overlay multiple bridge decks along I-470 from 25th Street to I-70 in Topeka (Shawnee County). Project work includes patching and then overlay of the decks on the following bridges: 1) SW 25th Street Bridge over I-470; 2) SW 17th Bridge over I-470; 3) northbound and southbound I-470 Bridges over Wanamaker Road; and 4) westbound I-70 to southbound I-470 flyover ramp.
Crews will complete work during seven consecutive weekends (excluding holidays and weather delays) beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening and reopening to unrestricted traffic by 6:00 a.m. the following Monday morning.
Beginning on Friday, May 10th at 7:00pm, crews will begin work by patching potholes on the I-470 bridge decks. Work will take place on all the I-470 bridges during this first weekend, so there will be varying lane closures or short-term closures of the entire bridge(s). Advance separate notification will be sent out via traffic alert before each weekend’s planned closures.
Advance message boards will alert drivers to the lane and ramp closures. Signage and cones will direct drivers through the project work zone. Drivers should expect some delays during peak travel times. Updated traffic information for this multiple bridge overlay project can be viewed online: www.ksdot.org/topekametro/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.
PBX Corporation & Subsidiary of Sapulpa, Oklahoma is the primary contractor on this multiple bridge overlay project with a total contract cost of $407,302. The scheduled completion date for the multiple bridge overlay project is early July 2013, weather permitting.