TOPEKA (KSNT) – Drilling work will cause the closure of several lanes near the capital city on US Highway 75 and K-4 Highway later this week.
Kansas Department of Transportation spokeswoman Kate Craft said maintenance crews will shorten lanes at two locations on US 75 Hwy and one location on K-4 Hwy around Topeka on Thursday, Jan. 26. This is due to the coring work which will take place if the weather permits.
- The right lane of northbound US 75 Hwy will be closed between Southwest 57th St. on ramp and I-335 from 9:00 am to noon. The work area will be delimited by panels with arrows, signs and traffic cones. Motorists should be prepared for slow-moving traffic in the area.
- The right lane of US 75 Hwy northbound will be closed between US 24 Hwy on the ramp and Northwest 35th St. from 9:00 am to noon. The area will be marked off with arrows, signs and traffic cones. Slow traffic should be expected.
- K-4/Oakland Expressway will be reduced to one lane between US 40 Hwy/Southeast 6th St. on ramp and Seward Ave. from noon to 3:00 p.m. Signalmen will be in place to direct northbound and southbound traffic through the work area which will be marked with signs and cones. Drivers should expect delays of up to 10 minutes.
According to RGC Construction, coring is the process of removing a cylinder of material using a hollow cylindrical drill bit. Core drilling is often used in the construction industry, mining, geotechnical engineering and research.
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