Thursday, July 31, 2014

I-35 set for overnight detour

By The Herald Staff | 7/24/2013

A bridge is coming down, and drivers will have to find another way around.

Demolition work on the existing Homestead Lane Bridge over I-35 in Johnson County is planned for overnight Friday-Saturday with a portion of the interstate highway closed during the process. The closure is set for 7 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday and includes all northbound and southbound I-35 lanes during portions of the work.

A bridge is coming down, and drivers will have to find another way around.

Demolition work on the existing Homestead Lane Bridge over I-35 in Johnson County is planned for overnight Friday-Saturday with a portion of the interstate highway closed during the process. The closure is set for 7 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday and includes all northbound and southbound I-35 lanes during portions of the work.

“Crews will first place a dirt bed onto the existing I-35 pavement underneath the bridge on both northbound and southbound I-35 to protect it, then demolition work will begin,” Kansas Department of Transportation said in a press release. “The bridge deck will be removed by utilizing heavy equipment and the bridge columns will be removed via blasting.”

The Homestead Lane project is the site of the new divergent diamond interchange servicing the Kansas City Logistics Park intermodal rail hub between Edgerton and Gardner in southwest Johnson County.

Motorists are expected to be detoured using K-33 and U.S. 56 between I-35’s K-33 exit and 175th Street.

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