U.S. 75 open to unrestricted traffic

Update: All lanes reopened.

As of 4:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 3, the northbound U.S. Highway 75 left passing lane from the U.S. Highway 56 junction in Osage County to Topeka Boulevard in Shawnee County is now open to unrestricted traffic. All northbound U.S. 75 lanes from the U.S. 56 junction to Topeka Boulevard are now fully reopened to unrestricted traffic.

Update: Reopening delayed until Wednesday.

The northbound U.S. Highway 75 left passing lane, from the U.S. Highway 56 junction in Osage County to Topeka Boulevard in Shawnee County, is scheduled to reopen to unrestricted traffic tomorrow afternoon, Dec. 4. The reopening was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon but was delayed due to the need for additional shoulder work to be completed.

Crews will finish remaining pavement marking work first, followed by the removal of all traffic control before U.S. 75 is fully reopened to unrestricted traffic.

The final asphalt lift on both lanes of northbound U.S. 75 will be completed next spring. Since the final asphalt lift was not completed this construction season, the new asphalt pavement lift that was applied was tapered into the bridge approaches for both lanes of northbound U.S. 75. The speed limit will be returned to its normal 65 mph posting beginning later today.

All asphalt resurfacing work, including tie-in tapers to the bridge approaches on northbound U.S. 75 have been completed for the 2013 construction season. Remaining asphalt work on northbound U.S. 75 and all project work on southbound U.S. 75 will resume next spring.

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