Injury-accident reported on I-70

A crash was reported on westbound I-70 at 12:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, near the 57th Street exit, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report.

A 2013 Freightliner semi and a 2016 Kia passenger car were westbound on I-70 when the semi moved to the right and struck the Kia, the trooper’s report stated.

The Kia crossed all westbound lanes and struck the barrier wall, according to the trooper’s report.

The driver of the Kia, a 44-year-old man from Topeka, Kansas, had a possible minor injury and went to the hospital, according to the report.

The driver of the semi, a 29-year-old man from Alamo, Texas, had no apparent injury, the trooper’s report stated.

Multi-location milling project begins

A milling project that will affect multiple locations in the region was rescheduled to begin Tuesday, Nov. 2, weather permitting.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, work will take place at each location from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be completed in one day.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane in the work zone and will be directed by flaggers, signs and cones. A pilot car may be necessary at some locations. Drivers should plan for delays of up to 15 minutes.

Wyandotte County projects are scheduled the week of Tuesday, Nov. 9, taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to KDOT. They will include single-lane closures.

They include:
• I-70, westbound from 78th Street to just west of I-635; and
• I-70, westbound from just east of Kaw Drive Bridge to the western approach of 18th Street Bridge.

Several other projects are scheduled in northeast Kansas.

Bettis Asphalt and Construction, Inc., of Topeka is the contractor on the $43,000 project with KDOT maintenance crews that will handle traffic control.

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

Car rolls over on I-635

A 2008 Dodge Charger rolled over this morning on I-635 northbound at the on-ramp from K-5, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report.

The Charger was northbound on I-635 at 6:16 a.m. Friday when it tried to merge, lost control, drove into the right ditch and overturned, the trooper’s report stated.

The driver, a 41-year-old Wichita man, had a possible minor injury and was taken to a hospital, according to the report.