A Kansas Department of Transportation project for bridge repairs on four Kansas Highway 96 bridges will begin Saturday, Aug. 4, and a ramp from U.S. Highway 54/400 will close for 10 days. The bridges are located in east Wichita and include the Central and 127th East bridges over K-96, plus the eastbound and westbound K-96 bridges over U.S. 54/400 (Kellogg).
The eastbound U.S. 54/400 ramp to westbound K-96 closure will begin Aug. 4 and continue for 10 days while repairs are made on the westbound K-96 bridge over Kellogg. No detour will be posted; drivers will need to use an alternate route.
Work is likely to begin on the Central and 127th East bridges soon and traffic will be reduced to single lanes in each direction on the bridges. A 10-day complete closure of the eastbound K-96 bridge over Kellogg is planned to begin on Saturday, Aug. 18. A detour will be posted.
The repairs include patching the bridge decks and overlaying new deck surfaces. Wildcat Construction Co. of Wichita is the contractor for the $556,812.49 project.
The project is part of the highway preservation component of T-WORKS, an $8 billion, 10-year transportation approved by the 2010 Kansas Legislature. More information on the program is available at http://kdotapp.ksdot.org/TWorks/. Information on this and other Wichita highway projects is available at www.WichitaKDOT.org.