I-70 pavement replacement resumes at Junction City

Beginning on March 18, weather permitting, I-70 traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction at a reduced speed through Junction City as the Kansas Department of Transportation begins Phase Two of the pavement replacement project at Junction City.

During this phase, median crossovers will carry one lane of westbound traffic through construction on the eastbound lanes as deteriorated pavement will be replaced on the westbound lanes of I-70 from mile marker 296 to mile marker 300.

Westbound I-70 ramps will be closed at times to allow for pavement replacement. 

In late June or July, when the project reaches the ramps at Exit 296, KDOT and the City of Junction City will replace all pavement on the Washington Street roundabout.

Phase Two is scheduled to be completed in November 2024. Phase Three will replace the deteriorated pavement in the eastbound lanes and is scheduled to begin in March 2025. All three phases of the project are to be completed by December 2025, weather permitting. Wildcat Construction Co. Inc. and Subsidiaries, of Wichita, is the prime contractor of this $30 million project.

KDOT urges all motorists to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. For more information on the project, visit https://www.ksdot.gov/bureaus/divOperat/i_70pavementreplacementproject.asp.

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