Project to lift 10 bridges over the turnpike to begin next week

Road Construction (KSN File Photo)
Road Construction (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Construction to increase the vertical clearance of ten bridges crossing over the Turnpike/I-35, between south Wichita and the Oklahoma state line, is set to begin Monday, September 19, 2016, and will be completed late summer 2017, weather permitting.

Construction at each bridge location will take approximately two months to complete, with work occurring at two or more locations at the same time. Each bridge is planned to be lifted to provide at least 15’-9” of clearance.

Learn more about the process in the video below.

Work will begin with the bridge located at 103rd St. South. Other bridges targeted for completion in 2016 are located at mile marker 8.078 and mile marker 14.135, both in Sumner County. In 2017, seven additional bridges crossing I-35/KTA will be completed.

Drivers are urged to check for construction updates at http://www.kandrive.org, subscribe to KTA Alerts for roadway incident information at http://bit.ly/KHeX6g, follow the Kansas Turnpike on Twitter, and watch for information on the KTA’s digital message boards. Construction updates on this and other projects are published monthly in KTA’s electronic newsletter. Sign up at: www.ksturnpike.com

Burns & McDonnell of Kansas City, MO. was awarded a contract for these bridges in July for $3,694,435.

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