KDOT Advisory for K-State/KU Game

For K-State & KU fans heading to Manhattan for this Saturday’s (October 6) Home Football Game, please take note of the following construction projects and traffic impacts that may impact your game day commute. Drivers should expect significant delays through the active project work zones and should allow plenty of extra time for game day commutes.

I-70        

From Topeka west to Manhattan:

24/7 WEEKEND LANE CLOSURES: Eastbound I-70 over five bridges including MacVicar Avenue, MoPac Railroad (between 10th Street & Adams Street interchanges), Washington Street and Deer Creek/Carnahan Avenue (in downtown Topeka) will be reduced to one lane though three separate work zones beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5 and reopening to all traffic at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, October 8. The 10th Street to eastbound I-70 entrance ramp will be closed during this same timeframe. All westbound I-70 ramps will remain open. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Monday, October 8.

Westbound I-70 will be open to two lanes of traffic except for the 1/2-mile Dry Creek Bridge closure (noted below) on Saturday, October 6 Game Day! 24/7 LANE CLOSURE: Westbound I-70 right lane from Valencia Road to K-30 will be closed for pavement repair work, 24/7 round the clock, beginning early on Sunday, September 16. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late October 2012.

Westbound I-70 over the Dry Creek Bridge will be reduced to one lane for approximately 1/2-mile on Saturday, October 6 Game Day! EXPECT MINOR DELAYS! 24/7 LANE CLOSURE: Westbound I-70 over the Dry Creek bridge will be reduced to one lane for concrete pavement approach replacement work, 24/7 round the clock, beginning on Wednesday, September 19 and reopening to all traffic on Monday, October 8. Also, the Keene Road to westbound I-70 entrance ramp will be closed during the same timeframe. A marked detour will be provided. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Monday, October 8.

I-470 

From Topeka west to Manhattan:

Westbound right lane from Gage Boulevard to the KTA Toll Gate (in west Topeka) will be closed (one lane open each direction), 24/7 round the clock, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5 and reopening to all traffic at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, October 8 for pavement repair work. Traffic will be directed through the work zone via signage and cones. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late November 2012.

K-18  

 From the west to Manhattan:

Eastbound and westbound K-18 from Ogden to Manhattan (Riley County) is reduced to one lane in each direction, 24/7 round the clock, for ongoing widening work. Traffic is directed through the project work zone via concrete barrier, signage and cones. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late fall 2013.   ·

 From the east to Manhattan:

Eastbound and westbound K-18 from approximately one mile east of the city of Wabaunsee to K-99 will be closed to replace the two bridges closest to K-99. The K-18 full closure over the two bridges will be 24/7 round the clock, beginning on Monday, September 10. A marked detour will be provided. Traffic will detour north on K-99, then west on US-24 and then back on K-18. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late fall 2013. 

 US-24 

 From Topeka west to Manhattan:

Eastbound and westbound US-24 from Grantville Road to K-237 (Shawnee & Jefferson Counties) will be reduced to one lane each direction for pavement reconstruction work, 24/7 round the clock, throughout the project duration. Traffic is directed through the project work zone via concrete barrier, signage and cones. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late July 2013.

Eastbound and westbound US-24 left lanes over the railroad track bridges (east of Goodyear Plant in north Topeka) will be closed (one lane open) each direction from approximately .5 mile on either side of both bridges, 24/7 round the clock, throughout the project duration for bridge repair work. Traffic is directed across the bridge via cones and signage. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late October 2012.

Eastbound and westbound US-24 over the Bourbanis Creek and Ensign Creek bridges (located between Silver Lake and west of Rossville in Shawnee County) will be reduced to one lane for both directions, 24/7 round the clock, this weekend. Traffic is directed across both bridges via traffic signals at either end of the bridges. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late November 2012.

EXPECT DELAYS! Westbound US-24 over the Big Blue River Bridge at the east city limits of Manhattan (Pottawatomie County) will be reduced to one lane of traffic across the bridge for repair work. Traffic is directed across the bridge via cones and signage. Project work is scheduled to be completed in late October 2012.

US-75

NO WORK SCHEDULED for Saturday, October 6 Game Day!  EXPECT DELAYS! LANE CLOSURES: Northbound and southbound from Soldier Creek to I-70 (north of Topeka) will be reduced to one lane for milling then paving work on Monday-Friday, October 1-19. Work hours are as follows: Northbound US-75 will be reduced to one lane from 7:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the following day and all northbound lanes will be open to unrestricted traffic from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day. Southbound US-75 will be reduced to one lane from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. the following day and all southbound lanes will be open to unrestricted traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. each day. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Friday, October 19.

24/7 LANE CLOSURE: Northbound US-75 over the railroad bridge located between 77th Street and 85th Street (south of Topeka) will be reduced to one lane for concrete pavement bridge approach repair work, 24/7 round the clock, beginning on Monday, September 17 through mid-October 2012. Traffic will be directed through the work zone via concrete barrier and signage. Project work is scheduled to be completed in mid-October 2012.