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Bridge work to cause delays starting Monday on Kansas Highway 10

Starting on Monday, traffic will be reduced to one lane on a short stretch of Kansas Highway 10 in Johnson County. To complete repair work on a bridge spanning the Union Pacific Railroad, the Kansas Department of Transportation will reduce eastbound traffic to one lane from Woodland Avenue to Ridgeview Road.

Crews will work on the left side of the bridge first and then the right side. Traffic will be restricted to an 11-foot maximum lane width during the project and speed limits will be set at 45 miles per hour.

Drivers should anticipate minor delays and are asked to find alternate routes.

Weather permitting, the work is scheduled to be completed by early October.


I-70 construction causing delays

I-70 east-bound from the Turner Diagonal Freeway to I-635 will be reduced to one lane until 9:15 this morning, Aug. 20. Eastbound was reduced to one lane from the Turner Diagonal Freeway to I-635 for pavement patching work between 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 19, and 6 a.m., Friday, Aug. 20.

Crews are still patching holes in the roadway pavement. All lanes of traffic will be reopened once crews have finished.


Update: K-10 now open after fatality accident

All lanes of K-10 are now open to all traffic after this morning's fatality accident. A 23-year-old Lawrence woman died Thursday morning in a head-on collision on Kansas Highway 10.

Amanda Newton was driving east on K-10 when her Ford Escort crossed the median and hit a FedEx truck heading west at 8:20 a.m. just west of De Soto.

Newton was killed and the driver of the truck, Donavan Henderson, of Kansas City, Mo., was injured. Henderson is in stable condition at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Westbound lanes of K-10 at Lexington Avenue were closed and eastbound traffic was reduced to one lane for nearly four and a half hours while crews cleared the scene.


I-435 will be narrowed to one lane over the Kansas River this weekend

The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced that northbound Interstate 435 lanes will be reduced this weekend over the Kansas River.

Weather permitting, at 6 p.m. Friday, June 4, northbound I-435 will be reduced to one lane at the bridge over the Kansas River in Wyandotte County for bridge repair work. The lane closure will reopen to all traffic at noon Saturday, June 5. This work is to facilitate the repair of the expansion joints on both ends of the bridge.

Drivers should expect minor delays and are advised to use alternate routes if possible. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Saturday, June 5, weather permitting.


KDOT wants your input on passenger rail service

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) invites you to attend a joint meeting on the future of passenger rail service in Kansas.

Public officials from Kansas City as well as Leavenworth, Johnson, Miami and Wyandotte will convene from 3:30 – 5 p.m., June 9 at the Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Dr., Shawnee.

During this meeting, KDOT staff will review the recently released Amtrak study, which identifies four alternatives for expanded passenger rail service in Kansas. During the meeting KDOT staff will: explain what each alternative offers in terms of ridership, infrastructure and operating costs, trains schedules and the available connections to other cities; what communities will need to do in terms of building or renovating train stations, maintaining and staffing train stations and grant monies that might be available to help with these costs; review the next steps in the process and what must be accomplished before train service could begin, and answer any questions you may have.

Immediately following the meeting with public officials, there will be a public open house meeting, from 5 – 7 p.m., with live presentations at 5:20 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.

Come and learn more about expanded passenger rail service.