Archive for Thursday, May 27, 2010

Work on 95th St. bridge to cause delays beginning June 2

May 27, 2010

A resurfacing project that gets under way next week will bring traffic restrictions to the 95th Street bridge spanning Interstate 435 in Lenexa.

The Kansas Department of Transportation said, weather permitting, the resurfacing project would begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2. Work will take place daily during daylight hours throughout the project duration.

Both eastbound and westbound 95th Street will be restricted to one lane of traffic in each direction over the bridge throughout the project duration. Drivers should expect major delays and are advised to use alternate routes, if possible.

KDOT said workers will spread a thin layer of epoxy over the bridge deck and sprinkle small gravel on top. The process will be repeated to create two layers of the “polymer overlay.” The resurfacing project is designed to seal the bridge deck and reduce penetration of de-icing salts that can speed the decay of steel in the deck. The new surface also is designed to increase skid resistance.

Advance message boards will alert drivers to the 95th Street closures. No marked detours will be provided. Updated daily lane closure information for this project can be viewed online at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

PCI Roads is the primary contractor for the project with a total contract cost of $940,000. Scheduled completion date for the project is mid-June 2010.

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