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Eastbound I-70 Entrance Ramps to be Closed in Junction City to Help Ease K-State Gameday Traffic Congestion

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By the Kansas Department of Transportation

 

GEARY COUNTY, Kan.  — On Saturday, September 9, the Kansas Department of Transportation plans to temporarily close two eastbound I-70 entrance ramps at Junction City in Geary County.

From 7 to 11 a.m. the eastbound entrance ramps at J Hill Road/Grandview Plaza (exit 299) and K-57 (exit 300) will be closed to help ease traffic congestion due to anticipated K-State football traffic.

For K-State fans traveling to the game, the Kansas Department of Transportation suggests using an alternate route such as U.S. 77 to the north.

As I-70 construction progresses along this 5-mile stretch through Junction City, motorists should anticipate traffic changes the week of September 11 as median crossovers will carry one lane of westbound traffic through construction via the eastbound lanes.

Construction is part of a multi-phase $30 million project including construction of temporary crossovers, pavement replacement, replacement of drainage structures, rehabbing bridges, and resurfacing of some local routes which is scheduled to be completed by December 2025, weather permitting.

KDOT urges all motorists to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through a highway work zone.  To stay aware of all road construction projects across Kansas, go to www.kandrive.gov or call 5-1-1.