Heads up, K-10 commuters and travelers: Major bridge work is about to start

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Bridge improvement work along Kansas Highway 10 is set to begin Monday between Eudora and K-7 in Johnson County. The projects are expected to continue through early December.

The work will start roughly 3.5 miles east of Eudora, and end 2 miles west of the K-10/K-7 interchange, according to a news release from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

That’s about a 9-mile stretch, and work will be underway from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Stay up to speed: Travelers can sign up for project updates from KDOT and see an interactive map of the work at this link.

On eastbound K-10, work will take place on Cedar Creek Road and Cedar Creek Parkway bridges. On westbound K-10, bridges at Evening Star Road, Sunflower Road, Lexington Avenue, Kill Creek, Camp Creek and Cedar Creek will see work.

Starting Monday, July 11, K-10 will be reduced to one lane in both directions in the work areas. The westbound K-10 lane closure will start near Kill Creek Road, and the eastbound closure will will start near De Soto.

“A section of the project will utilize crossovers, asphalt roads constructed in the median, to direct traffic to travel head-to-head and then back to originating lanes,” according to KDOT.


On Monday, July 25, the westbound K-10 exit ramp to Lexington Avenue will close for the duration of the project. “Detour will be marked. Westbound K-10 traffic will be detoured to exit at Edgerton Road and turn to travel south, then enter eastbound K-10 and exit at Lexington Avenue,” according to KDOT.

The westbound side of the Lexington Avenue bridge will be demolished. During that work — scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, July 29 through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1 — Lexington Avenue northbound and southbound will be closed at K-10.

“Traffic will be controlled using lane and ramp closures, portable message signs, arrow boards, signage, traffic cones and barricades,” the release states.

“KDOT encourages those traveling in the area to look for alternate routes and be prepared for slowing or stopped traffic in the project corridor. Closures and signage will be updated as work progresses; work zone speed limits will be active for the duration of the project.”

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Note: Post updated at 10:38 p.m. Sunday, July 10 to clarify that only the westbound side of the Lexington Avenue bridge will be demolished.

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