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Major Interchange On East Kellogg To Shut Down For Four Years

East Kellogg

A major interchange on East Kellogg is scheduled to close on Monday for four years. KMUW's Carla Eckels says it's the next phase of an ongoing project.

The Kansas Department of Transportation plans to close the ramp where eastbound K-96 joins westbound Kellogg until the year 2021.

Spokesperson Tom Hein says the ramp closure will allow several segments of the Kellogg freeway in that general area to be constructed.

"For instance, they'll start with a number of boxes underneath Kellogg that will move storm water out of the area, they will rebuild two Kellogg bridges over the Kansas Turnpike and they'll reconstruct the ramps around K-96 and Kellogg," Hein says. "So we will lose access from K-96 eastbound to westbound U.S. 54 for a number of years."

Hein says there is about a two-mile construction zone on east Kellogg from Webb Road to K-96 with some reduced speed limits. He says drivers should use caution when going through that area for their safety and that of the workers who are close to traffic.

Carla Eckels is Director of Organizational Culture at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In the Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.