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KDOT expanding I-35 to east congestion

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KDOT expanding I-35 to east congestion

KDOT expanding I-35 to east congestion

KDOT plans to expand a portion of I-35 that narrows from four lanes to three and causes congestion.

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KDOT expanding I-35 to east congestion

WORST TRAFFICBOTTLENECKS IN THEMETRO.I-35 AT 75TH STREETFRUSTRATES THOUSANDSOF DRIVERS WHO GETSTUCK IN TRAFFIC JAMS.BUT LEADERS WITH K-DOTSAY -- THEY'VE GOT APLAN.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER ARIELROTHFIELD JOINS US LIVETO SHOW US THE IMPACTTHIS PROJECT WILL HAVE.ARIEL.WE ARE HEADING NORTH,AND IN THE LAST 10MINUTES WE"VEMOVED ABOUT XTAKE A LOOK IT"SBUMPER TO BUMPERMOVING EXTREMELY SLOWDriving up and down I-35every day,Mike Elyachar knows just howbad traffic can getMike Elyachar/ Assistant VP ofBigBob"s FlooringLeaving work every day is adisasterHis company" Big Bob"sFlooring Outlet" is locatedjust off of 75th Street and I-35Where the highway narrowsfrom four lanes down tothreeCausing congestion, backupand lots of frustrationMike Elyachar/ Assistant VP ofBigBob"s FlooringI know that if I leave work atabout 5:00 it"s going totake me about 10 minuteslonger to get homeThe Kansas Department ofTransportation estimates 160-thousand carsPass through this stretchevery day making it one ofthe busiest in the metroSo with help from thecounty" KDOT will add alane each wayJoe Waters/ Asst.

CountyManager,Johnson CountyIt"s been a real bottle neckand caused all sorts ofproblemsThe project is expected tostart mid-March next year ayear earlier than originallyanticipatedThe cost" 16.5 milliondollars, which Johnson Countywill help payThe first time the county isoffering to do so for a such aprojectJoe Waters/ Asst.

CountyManager,Johnson CountyThe sooner we clean up thecongestion and can movepeople through there morequickly, the better.AGAIN, ANOTHER LIVELOOK AT THE TRAFFIC.THE COUNTY WILL HELPFUND 10 PERCENT OF THECOSTS, WHICH IS COMINGFROM THE STATEGASOLINE TAX AND MILLLEVYTHEY"LL MAKE TWOPAYMENTS OVER TWOYEARSREPORTING LIVE, ARIELROTHFIELD, 41 ACTIONNEWSIT'S BACK TO WORK ONTHE ROCK ISLAND TRAIL.WHAT JACKSON C




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