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Repairs could spur delays on I-435, U.S. 69

Mark Fagan

More news from the Kansas Department of Transportation about short-term construction that could cause traffic delays. ...In Johnson County, two projects will squeeze traffic along Interstate 435:¢ The westbound right two lanes and eastbound left two lanes will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Metcalf Avenue to ...

Ramp repairs to close I-70 lanes Wednesday in Topeka; Super Bowl hype begins

Mark Fagan

Repairs scheduled along Interstate 70 near Gage Boulevard in Topeka will mean potential delays Wednesday for daytime drivers, as repair crews temporarily close one lane of traffic in each direction.The left lanes - one for traffic heading west, the other for vehicles moving east - are scheduled to be closed ...

I-435 and Antioch interchange to open Monday

Mark Fagan

A new interchange at Interstate 435 and Antioch Road in Johnson County is scheduled to open to all traffic by late Monday afternoon.The new interchange is scheduled to be open "completely" for all traffic, using all ramps to and from the interstate and all turn lanes onto the interstate from ...

Oakland Expressway set for lane closure

Mark Fagan

Drivers headed east on a bridge of the Oakland Expressway should expect minor delays Friday morning, as crews close the left lane to make drainage repairs.The lane on the expressway, which is Kansas Highway 4, will be closed over the bridge at the interchange with Sixth Street, which is U.S. ...

I-70 delays coming to Wyandotte County

Mark Fagan

Drivers soon will have one fewer lane to use during their daytime drives into KC on Interstate 70.Beginning Monday, crews will close down the left lane of the interstate between 86th and 78th streets in Wyandotte County. The closure will allow contractors to make repairs beneath the road surface, to ...

Avoid the rut; keep an eye out for deer

Mark Fagan

Watch out for deer.That's the latest advice from Lawrence's own Sandy Praeger, Kansas insurance commissioner, who has put out a list of defensive-driving suggestions for folks statewide.Chances for deer-vehicle accidents -- "a frightening reality of driving on Kansas roads and highways this time of year" -- are highest during the ...

Traffic-safety poster boy hails from Eudora

Mark Fagan

![][1]A fourth-grader from Eudora is being honored for a poster he created to help boost awareness of traffic safety in Kansas.Trevor Neis, a 10-year-old student at West Elementary School in Eudora, was a regional winner in a contest conducted by the Kansas Department of Transportation as a prelude for Put ...

Expect I-70 delays next week in Wyandotte County

Mark Fagan

Drivers using Interstate 70 to make their way back toward Lawrence from the Kansas City area next week could find themselves dealing with some delayed delays.Crews from Comanche Construction Inc. are scheduled to begin repairs Monday on the I-70 bridges for westbound traffic between 18th and 38th streets in Wyandotte ...

Delays coming to I-70 in Topeka

Mark Fagan

Drivers heading into Topeka on Interstate 70 should expect delays during the daytime Friday, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.The department reports that the left lane of I-70, for traffic heading west, will be closed beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday from just west of the Gage Boulevard interchange to ...

Wichita firm recalling amusement rides

Mark Fagan

![][1]Always on the lookout for transportation news, an item out this morning caught my eye: "CPSC and Chance Rides Manufacturing Announce Recall to Inspect and Repair YO-YO Amusement Rides."That's the headline on an [announcement][2] from the [Consumer Product Safety Commission][3] that 85 YO-YO rides made by [Chance Rides][4], in Wichita, ...

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