Repairs on Kellogg flyover begin today

Repair work on a busy section of eastbound Kellogg begins today and will affect traffic through mid-October, state officials say.

Repairs on the Kellogg freeway bridge over Washington and the Union Pacific rail tracks will impact the more than 50,000 vehicles that use the three lanes of eastbound Kellogg over the central business district each day, said Tom Hein, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

The $1.7 million project includes concrete patching on the bridge deck, cleaning of expansion joints, replacement of the east bridge abutment, and concrete overlay on the driving surface, Hein said.

When traffic is reduced to two lanes, the speed limit in the construction zone will be reduced to 45 miles per hour and each of the two lanes in use will be only 10 feet wide. Wide loads will not be allowed in the construction zone.

A day crew will work Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Hein said, and a night crew will work Sunday through Thursday in the evening and overnight hours. Completion of the project is scheduled for October 14.