Tuesday, May 29, 2012

91st Street Bridge Repair Project Underway

On Tuesday, May 29, a repair project will begin on the 91st Street bridge spanning over US-69 in Johnson County. Project work includes the removal and replacement of the bridge deck, abutment repairs and a polymer overlay on the new deck. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, eastbound and westbound 91st Street will be closed between Nieman Road and Switzer Road for the duration of the project. A marked detour will be provided. Eastbound 91st Street traffic will detour south on Nieman Road, east on 95th Street, north on Switzer Road, back to eastbound 91st Street. Westbound 91st traffic will detour south on Switzer Road, west on 95th Street, north on Nieman Road, back to westbound 91st Street.

There will also be potential lane closures on US 69 for removal and replacement of the existing bridge deck. The demolition plan for the bridge deck has not been finalized. We will provide advance notification under separate cover of these lane closures once the schedule has been determined.

Advance message boards will alert drivers to the bridge closure. Drivers should expect major delays during the peak hours and must use alternate routes. Updated daily traffic information for this project can be viewed online at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

Comanche Construction Inc. (Shawnee Mission, KS) is the primary contractor on this $715,437 bridge repair project. The bridge repair project is scheduled to be completed by mid-October 2012, 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/.

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. For more information on this bridge repair project, please contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Howard Lubliner, Field Engineering Administrator, at (913) 764-4525. (KDOT Project # 69-46 K 8251-06)