KDOT projects impact Edgerton residents

Kara BanksCity News

The Kansas Department of Transportation has two projects currently in the works that will directly impact Edgerton. These projects will greatly improve safety for the traveling public.

Work continues on the Sunflower Road bridge over I-35.  In October, contractors expect to shut down the southbound ramps so that work can begin on the north side of the project.  Barring any weather delays or unforeseen circumstances, plans call for the bridge to reopen in December.

In addition, KDOT recently let the bids for the US-56/199th Street/Sunflower Road intersection.  The state is planning to add new turn lanes which will improve safety and should alleviate back-ups on the highway that are caused by the railroad crossing.  Construction is not expected to begin until next spring. Contracts are currently being finalized.

“We look forward to making improvements to that intersection in the spring of 2020,” says Michael Quizon, KDOT Public Affairs Manager for the Kansas City region. The Sunflower Road bridge over I-35 should be reopen before work begins on the US-56/199th St./Sunflower Road intersection.

 “We are working with KDOT to make sure that the impact to our residents is minimal. The City however does not have any control over scheduling or closures related to the construction, but we’re happy the state is making these investments in the roads we use every day,” says Mayor Donald Roberts.