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Lane closures on East Kellogg likely to slow traffic starting Monday

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 10:42 a.m.
  • Updated Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 4:25 p.m.

Drivers on East Kellogg can expect delays for the next six weeks starting Monday while lanes are closed so additional traffic cameras, sensors and message signs are installed.

The eastbound and westbound left lanes will be closed on Kellogg between Woodlawn and Rock Road so the work can be done, the Kansas Department of Transportation said.

More than 50,000 vehicles use that section of Kellogg daily so congestion is expected, especially during commute times, KDOT said.

Two electronic message signs will be installed – one for each direction of traffic – to alert drivers with travel information. Two more traffic cameras and sensors also will be installed on each side of Rock Road as part of the $678,000 project, the state agency said.

The sensors are used to monitor vehicle speeds and volume, KDOT spokesman Tom Hein said.

During the winter, additional cameras and senors will be installed on West Kellogg, between Maize and Ridge roads, and on I-135 south of Harry. No lane closures will be necessary for that work, Hein said.

Currently, the major highways in Wichita have 35 cameras, 45 traffic sensors and 21 message signs.

Reach Rick Plumlee at 316-268-6660 or rplumlee@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rickplumlee.

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