WICHITA, Kan. - If the weather permits, work will begin Monday on several road projects in KAKEland. The biggest headache could be for drivers in north Wichita.
The Kansas Department of Transportation calls what's going to happen on Interstate 135 "highway preservation." It starts with patching up the pavement. And it will affect six miles of the interstate through the end of July - from 37th Street to 85th Street.
KDOT promises no work will take place southbound during the morning rush hour, or northbound during the afternoon. But speed limits will be reduced in the work zone. And travelers overnight can expect some lanes to be closed.
Crews plan to do bridge and guard rail repairs, while they work on the pavement.
On top of that, KDOT announced Sunday night the westbound ramp from K-96 to southbound I-135 also will be closed three nights this week. You might need to work around that by exiting at Hillside or Hydraulic.
Here are some of the other road projects which could slow you down this week.
* Water main work in Derby will reduce K-15 to one northbound lane, near the downtown area.
* Cloud Street in Salina will have no through traffic, between Ninth Street and Highland Avenue. Use Claflin Avenue to get around that.
* Hays has two repair projects underway. One is on the west side of 27th and Fort. The other is at 22nd and Vine.