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Re: Is KC really going to remove i-70 downtown?
« Reply #200 on: January 25, 2018, 03:33:59 PM »

Starting next week, they will close WB 70 to start construction on the new WB Lewis & Clark Viaduct.

http://www.ksdot.org/Assets/wwwksdotorg/bureaus/kcMetro/pdf2018/LewisandClarkClosing.pdf
http://fox4kc.com/2018/01/23/2-year-closure-of-westbound-lewis-and-clark-bridge-on-i-70-set-to-begin-next-week-kdot-says/

wait what's the final design on that stretch? are they getting rid of the death curve?
it's also weird that there's no ramp for 35 south to 670 west
Not sure what the final design looks like. They are getting rid of the Westbound death curve. Not sure about the eastbound one. Maybe once they get funding for it.
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Re: Is KC really going to remove i-70 downtown?
« Reply #201 on: January 31, 2018, 01:04:41 PM »

Based on what I'm  reading of the plans for the L&C westbound Viaduct replacement, the removal of the westbound 35 MPH "Death Curve" is not a part of this project.
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Re: Is KC really going to remove i-70 downtown?
« Reply #202 on: January 31, 2018, 06:39:00 PM »

Based on what I'm  reading of the plans for the L&C westbound Viaduct replacement, the removal of the westbound 35 MPH "Death Curve" is not a part of this project.

doesnt this project make the death curve permanent ?
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Re: Is KC really going to remove i-70 downtown?
« Reply #203 on: January 31, 2018, 06:59:43 PM »

doesnt this project make the death curve permanent ?

The plans do show a future re-aligned westbound I-70; however, the plans indicated that the future I-70 is to be constructed "by others." It does seem that they can't fix the curve until they have the money to replace the eastbound bridge.

(Interestingly, the westbound bridge is the newer of the two bridges, yet it is being replaced first. They don't build 'em like they used to  :cool:)

EDIT/UPDATE!:
http://www.ksdot.org/Assets/wwwksdotorg/subsites/lewis-and-clark/LCViaductI70/PDFs/Online-Meeting-FINAL.pdf

According to this KDOT presentation, the re-alignment of the westbound I-70 curve is Phase 3 of the overall plan. What is currently being let is Phase 1.

I don't know when they will have the money, but one KDOT Public Affairs Officer got fired for a negative comment about the lack of funding  :popcorn:
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Re: Is KC really going to remove i-70 downtown?
« Reply #204 on: February 09, 2018, 08:53:43 AM »

doesnt this project make the death curve permanent ?

The plans do show a future re-aligned westbound I-70; however, the plans indicated that the future I-70 is to be constructed "by others." It does seem that they can't fix the curve until they have the money to replace the eastbound bridge.

(Interestingly, the westbound bridge is the newer of the two bridges, yet it is being replaced first. They don't build 'em like they used to  :cool:)

EDIT/UPDATE!:
http://www.ksdot.org/Assets/wwwksdotorg/subsites/lewis-and-clark/LCViaductI70/PDFs/Online-Meeting-FINAL.pdf

According to this KDOT presentation, the re-alignment of the westbound I-70 curve is Phase 3 of the overall plan. What is currently being let is Phase 1.

I don't know when they will have the money, but one KDOT Public Affairs Officer got fired for a negative comment about the lack of funding  :popcorn:

I think if Kansas raises the income tax levels back to what they had before the Brownback cuts, they will hopefully not raid the road fund anymore to balance the budget.
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Re: Is KC really going to remove i-70 downtown?
« Reply #205 on: February 12, 2018, 02:23:40 PM »

IMO, they should just get rid of the viaduct entirely, and re-sign I-670 as I-70. Seems logical.
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Re: Is KC really going to remove i-70 downtown?
« Reply #206 on: February 12, 2018, 04:56:16 PM »

IMO, they should just get rid of the viaduct entirely, and re-sign I-670 as I-70. Seems logical.

that's what i've been saying. also tie US 169 into i-35 cosign them until exit 234.  Sign what's north of that us 69, existing us 69 gets to be a state road of a random number. Remove that stupid death curve, and tie that into independence and sign it as us 24 only.  also take 69 of metcalf, it makes no sense being routed on that road anyway.
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