A sure sign of Spring are those orange barrels on Kansas roads and highways.
Road construction on Interstate 70 in Dickinson County has started. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, construction on I-70 in Dickinson County resumed Thursday morning.
Westbound traffic is being moved onto the passing lane of the completed eastbound lanes placing traffic in a head to head arraignment beginning at the east end of the project with traffic moving back onto the westbound lanes at the I-70/Jeep Rd Interchange. Eastbound traffic wanting to exit at Jeep Rd will need to continue east to the I-70/K-43 interchange exit and reenter I-70 westbound then exit at Jeep Rd.
K-43 (Mink Rd.) will be closed Monday, March 24th, to allow for the westbound I-70/K-43 Interchange Bridge to be removed. Ramps will remain open but eastbound traffic exiting onto K-43 will not be able to travel north for the 5 days need to remove the bridge. Westbound traffic exiting at K-43 will be restricted from traveling south. A detour will be in place to direct traffic through the area. K-43 is scheduled to be completely reopened by Saturday, March 29th.
Signs and message boards will be installed before each phase to detour the public around the ramp closures.