Traffic will be diverted onto the new 435 mainline, adjacent to the eastbpimd lanes between I-35 and K-10. This will be the beginning of the last phase, building the westbound collector-distributor road similar to the one on the south side heading east to I-35. There are several impacts to this change:
· The ramp from I-35 southbound to 435 westbound will be closed for 5 days as the previous ramp is modified to access the mainline (bypassing the current ramp, which will feed the C-D road).
· The ramp from westbound 435 to K-10 will be closed for 10-14 days to finish and cutover to the new pavement.
· And the one we’ve been waiting for since last fall… The ramps between westbound 435 and Lackman Rd will be closed for 3 months. The current westbound 435 lanes will be rebuilt as the C-D road from southbound 35 to northbound 435.
The major benefit of this design will be eliminating weaving between lanes on westbound 435 as drivers are attempting to get on from I-35 and Lackman and get off at Lackman or K-10. In the future, drivers on westbound 435 will have a separate set of exits at Lackman and K-10 from the traffic coming from southbound I-35 and Lackman Rd.
Notice about weather delay – if the potential rain this week is enough to delay the projects starting on Friday, the start date will be postponed a full week.