I-35 Pavement Repair & Resurfacing Project to Begin in Johnson County


On Wednesday, March 23, weather permitting, a concrete pavement repair and asphalt overlay project will begin on a 10-mile stretch of northbound and southbound I-35 from 95th Street to Southwest Boulevard, including all adjacent interchange ramps (Johnson County). Crews will complete partial and full depth patching to the existing concrete pavement, followed by a 4-inch asphalt overlay on various sections, and all new permanent pavement markings. Work will take place overnight beginning at 8 p.m. and reopening to all traffic at 5 a.m. the following morning, daily, Wednesday and Thursday; and on weekends from 8 p.m. Friday through 8 a.m. Saturday; and from 8 p.m. Saturday through late Sunday afternoon.

Project work will be completed in three phases as follows: northbound I-35 from Lamar Avenue to Southwest Boulevard; southbound I-35 from Southwest Boulevard to 95th Street; and northbound I-35 from 95th Street to Lamar Avenue.

Northbound and southbound I-35, one direction at a time, will be reduced to one open lane in several mile increments during the overnight hours throughout the project duration. Adjacent interchange ramps will be closed during the overnight hours too. No two consecutive interchange ramps will be closed at the same time, though more than one ramp may be closed during the overnight hours. No marked detours will be provided for the ramp closures. Traffic control will be set-up and taken down daily.

Advance message boards will alert drivers to the lane and ramp closures. Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via signage and cones. There will be an 11-foot lane width restriction during working hours only throughout the duration of the project.

Drivers should expect delays during the overnight working hours throughout the project duration. Updated daily traffic information for this repair and resurfacing project can be viewed online at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/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.

R.A. Knapp Construction Inc. (Kansas City, KS) is the primary contractor on this $10.89 million repair and resurfacing project. This repair and resurfacing project is scheduled to be completed in late October 2016, weather permitting.

This project is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010. Find out more about this and other T-WORKS projects at: http://kdotapp.ksdot.org/TWorks/.

For more information on this repair and resurfacing project, please contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Joshua Welge, Field Engineering Administrator, at (913) 764-4525. (KDOT Project #35-46 KA 4135-01)