Southbound U.S. 75 overhead sign repair project Thursday, Friday in Topeka

On Thursday, Sept. 11, a project will begin to repair an overhead sign truss located on southbound U.S. 75 just north of the U.S. 24 interchange in Topeka (Shawnee County). Project work includes the removal and replacement of the damaged west vertical support and the removal of the catwalk from the sign structure.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, southbound U.S. 75 will be reduced to one open lane just north of the U.S. 24 interchange to just south of the overhead sign truss structure during the overnight hours for repair work. The southbound U.S. 75 to westbound U.S. 24 ramp will be closed during the overnight hours as well. A marked detour will be provided via southbound U.S. 75 to the NW Lower Silver Lake Road exit back onto northbound U.S. 75 to westbound U.S. 24.

There will be a 12-foot lane width restriction and a 50 mph posted speed limit through the project work zone throughout the overnight hours. Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via cones and signage. Drivers should expect minor delays on U.S. 75 as all work will take place off the highway on the shoulder.

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.

Collins and Hermann, Inc., Kansas City, Kan., is the primary contractor on this sign truss repair project with a total contract cost of $35,882. The scheduled completion date is 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, weather permitting.

This project is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010. Find out more about this and other T-WORKS projects at:

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