By Lisa Mussman,
Northwest Kansas Public Affairs Manager
|The eastbound lanes have been milled down in preparation for the new pavement this will be installed this summer and fall.|
roject work includes pavement replacement on both the
eastbound and westbound lanes on a nine-mile stretch starting one mile west of
the K-23 spur near Grainfield and ending four miles east of K-211. Work began
last fall with the installation of temporary crossovers in preparation for the
new pavement, with the eastbound lanes scheduled to be completed in 2019 and
westbound lanes in 2020.
|Construction crews work on the new span bridge that will carry eastbound I-70 over Gove County Road 62.|
Additional project work also includes pavement replacement at the eastbound and westbound rest areas near Grainfield, construction of new right of way fencing, lighting installation at exits 95 and 99, and reconstruction of the box structure carrying Gove County Road 62 under I-70 into two new span bridges.
Traffic through the construction area has been to one lane in each direction in the westbound lanes. Drivers are urged to slow down and use caution when traveling through work zones!
Updates on the project and current travel impacts can be found at www.I70Gove.com. For information on additional construction projects around the state, visit www.kandrive.org.