Ignore any signs that tell you the interchange linking Kellogg and I-135 is closed.
After 15 months of orange cones, concrete dividers and traffic congestion, the massive project is essentially complete, state officials say.
"There's still some work to do, like striping, but it's all open," Kansas Department of Transportation spokesman Tom Hein said Tuesday.
The project, which had a price tag of nearly $20 million, began in May 2009. It repaired or replaced about 15 bridges and expanded ramps linking I-135 and Kellogg.
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While the interchange was opened to traffic last Friday, Hein said, maintenance crews just hadn't had time yet to take down the "closed" signs hovering over various sections of the design.
Electronic signs along I-135 have been alerting drivers that the interchange was open, he said.
The occasional ramp may close over the next couple of weeks as maintenance crews paint new stripes on fresh asphalt along Kellogg, Hein said, but that is not related to the interchange project.