Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

I-70 Project in Topeka to Be Completed in Mid-October, Month Ahead of Schedule

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

I-70 Project in Topeka to Be Completed in Mid-October, Month Ahead of Schedule

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After about five months with orange-and-white markers and 55 mph speed limits, a nearly 13-mile stretch of Interstate 70 in Topeka is about to return to normal.

Kansas Department of Transportation officials have announced that the $19.02 million resurfacing project in both east- and westbound lanes of traffic is scheduled to be completed by mid-October, weather permitting.

KDOT spokeswoman Kimberly Qualls said all that remains to be completed are permanent pavement markings and final finishing touches.

The construction project has been ongoing since Sunday, May 15, encompassing a 12.62-mile section of I-70 from the Kansas Turnpike Authority's East Topeka toll plaza on the east to S.W. Urish Road on the west.

Project work included spray patching of existing potholes followed by a 3-inch asphalt overlay on all mainline lanes, Qualls said, followed by a 5/8-inch ultra-thin bonded overlay on all mainline lanes and ramps. …

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