Expect long delays Monday and Tuesday on southbound Interstate 435 at 87th Street.
The Kansas Department of Transportation has reduced traffic flow to one lane while work crews complete an emergency pavement repair on southbound I-435. Additional lanes were already closed at 87th Street to accommodate bridge work.
"As part of the lane restrictions, traffic was shifted partly onto the right southbound shoulder and the shoulder pavement has not held up to the increased traffic," KDOT spokeswoman Kimberly Qualls said in a written statement.
In recent years, we've heard a lot more about texting and driving than we have about drinking and driving. But drunk driving is still prevalent. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol-impaired car crashes account for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
As spring revelry leads to late nights out, Central Standard asks whether Kansas Citians are making plans to get home safely, and if not, why not?
As populations continue to grow in urban areas, the demand for a more efficient traffic system has been brought to the forefront of modern transportation issues. There is simply not enough room to add more lanes to highways or to build new roads.
Innovative updates to existing infrastructures are a work in progress right here in our backyard. Today we discuss what is being done to allow for safer and faster transportation in our cities.
Opponents of a downtown drive-through restaurant and supporters of red-light cameras made no headway in Wednesday's KCMO city council committee meetings, but but neither are ready to throw in the towel.
Supporters and opponents of a proposed moratorium on all drive-thru restaurant construction in the downtown loop argued for more than two hours at a public hearing held by the Planning and Zoning committee.
A city council committee set a hot button issue aside to cool for another week. The debate is over the city turning off 37 traffic lights in east-central Kansas City which by federal standards are no longer needed.
Traffic light changes stopped for one week
Some area residents did not agree with the city manager that four-way stop signs would be safer at intersections that were near schools. And a resolution to turn 23 of the 37 back on was introduced.
If you're driving through Mission, Kan., make sure that your seatbelt is fastened, you're not talking on your cell phone and you come to a complete stop. This suburb hands out more traffic tickets than they have residents. You've been warned.
On Tuesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Mayor Laura McConwell about why the traffic ticket count is so high and why traffic enforcement is such a priority in the town.