Truckers to gain headroom on turnpike/I-35 in Kansas

If you drive through part of Kansas on the Kansas Turnpike/I-35, you’ll be gaining some clearance when passing under 10 bridges that cross the highway.

Some bridges in Kansas to be raisedSome bridges in Kansas to be raised

Equipment World’s Better Roads reports the Kansas Turnpike Authority awarded a contract of close to $3.7 million to Burns & McDonnell of Kansas City to begin work on increasing the clearance level the 10 bridges to 15 feet, 9 inches.

Construction, which is expected to take approximately two months per bridge, will take place on two bridges at a time, with the entire project expected to wrap up by late next summer. Work began on the 103rd Street South bridge Monday, Sept. 19. Two additional bridges in Sumner County are targeted for completion in 2016.

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