A pavement replacement project on a 9-mile stretch of I-70 in Gove County is entering its final phase, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Starting this week, KDOT will shift traffic head-to-head into the eastbound lanes for construction work to begin on the westbound lanes. In addition to repaving the westbound lanes, KDOT will also be replacing the pavement at the westbound rest area near Grainfield and constructing a span bridge over Gove Road 62. Gove Road 62 is expected to be closed for several months during the bridge reconstruction. Temporary closures will also occur at exits 95 and 99, and the K-211 bridge over I-70 as construction continues.
Work on the westbound lanes is expected to be completed by the end of November. Koss Construction is the primary contractor with a total contract cost of $38.1 million. For more information on the project, contact KDOT construction manager Todd Anderson at 785-672-3113 or [email protected].