Traffic delays expected on game day

Fans headed to Allen Fieldhouse from Johnson County for Saturday night’s Kansas-Texas game may have to fight through some significant traffic delays on Interstate 435 as crews will demolish bridges over Quivira Road.

The Jayhawks’ final game of the regular season tips off at 8 p.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

According to information from the Kansas Department of Transportation, the left lane of eastbound and westbound I-435 will be closed at Quivira starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

More significant closures will begin at 7 p.m.

Then, crews will close four left lanes of eastbound I-435 before Interstate 35 and three left lanes of westbound I-435 at the ramp to U.S. Highway 69.

At the same time, the ramps from I-35 to I-435 eastbound will close, along with the ramps from U.S. 69 to I-435 westbound.

At 8 p.m. on Saturday, all lanes of eastbound I-435 will be closed starting at I-35, and westbound I-435 will be closed starting at the ramp to northbound U.S. 69.

The lane and ramp closures are expected to reopen by 2 p.m. Sunday.

Detours will be provided, but KDOT officials say they expect major delays in the area.