More construction for I-135 and K-42 starts Monday


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Kansas Department of Transportation project repairing the bridge decks on two southbound I-135 bridges over railroad tracks south of 29th Street is set to begin Monday.

A work zone will be created blocking the right lane and closing the 29th Street entrance ramp onto southbound I-135. Traffic on southbound I-135 will be reduced to two 10’ lanes with a reduced speed limit of 50 mph. A concrete barrier wall will be placed to create a safer work zone.

The project is expected to be completed in approximately six months. The entrance ramp from 29th Street to southbound I-135 will remain closed for the duration of the project.

Additionally, beginning Monday, eastbound and westbound traffic on K-42 between Hoover and West Street will be reduced to one lane each direction for pavement improvements. The project will replace the asphalt surface and repair the concrete pavement under the asphalt. There will be no turn restrictions at the I-235 interchange. The estimated completion is August 2017.

Wildcat Concrete Services of Topeka is the prime contractor on the $1,155,626.70 project.

The project includes joint funding from both the City of Wichita and the Kansas Department of Transportation.

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