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Project at 24-40, 158th in Basehor to cause delays starting Monday

August 24, 2012

Starting Monday, drivers can expect delays as a Kansas Department of Transportation improvement project begins at U.S. Highway 24-40 and 158th Street in Basehor.

The roughly $600,000 project will include the addition of traffic signals at the intersection, as well as the addition and extension of left-turn lanes.

Work on geometric improvements and the left-turn lanes will begin first, on Monday. U.S. 24-40 will be reduced to one lane during work hours, which will take place during daylight Monday through Friday.

Following that portion of the project, it will be suspended until the new traffic signals are delivered. KDOT expects the signals to be activated by early December, according to a release, and the project is scheduled to be complete by mid-December.

Drivers should expect delays, especially during peak traffic periods, according to the release, and KDOT encourages them to take alternate routes if possible.

The project will begin about two weeks after a fatality accident at the intersection. Ronda Andrews, a second-grade teacher at Genesis Christian Academy in Tonganoxie, was killed in a two-vehicle accident there.

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