Bridge repair project rescheduled for Wednesday

A bridge repair project over I-70 originally supposed to start Monday has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 2, weather permitting.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, northbound and southbound 134th Street from Kansas Avenue to Riverview Avenue will be closed to all traffic for bridge construction work from 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, through 6 p.m. Friday, April 4, and again from 8 a.m. Monday, April 7, through 6 p.m. Friday, April 11.

The road will be closed 24/7, according to KDOT.

Drivers are asked to find alternate routes during the roadway closure. Also , they are asked to slow down around the construction area.

Motorcyclist dies in accident on U.S. 73 in Wyandotte County

A motorcyclist died after an accident at 8:35 p.m. Sunday, March 30, on U.S. 73 about one mile south of the Wyandotte-Leavenworth county line.

Justin R. Williams, 31, of Junction City, Kan., was taken to a Johnson County hospital after the accident, and was pronounced dead about 4:40 a.m. March 31.

Williams was riding a 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on U.S. 73 in the left lane.

For an unknown reason, the motorcycle left the roadway, went into the center grass median, and rolled, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s crash log. The driver was ejected.

Williams was wearing a helmet, the report stated.


Bridge repair project canceled

The scheduled closure today of 134th Street from Kansas Avenue to Riverview Avenue for a bridge repair project has been canceled, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

There was no rescheduled date announced yet for this project.

Weather today is predicted to be windy with a chance of more storms, and there is a chance of storms in Wednesday and Thursday’s forecast.