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KDOT announces changes near K-18 on Scenic and Eureka

By The Mercury

Beginning mid-day Thursday, traffic changes were to take place on Scenic Drive and on Eureka Drive at K-18. Kansas Department of Transportation officials said K-18 traffic will remain in the new configuration until mid-November.

Traffic coming from Fort Riley will not be able to access Scenic Drive from Eureka Drive during this phasing of traffic.

Traffic coming from Fort Riley to Scenic Drive will need to take K-18 east to Scenic Drive where they will then take a left and go north on Scenic Drive.

The new Scenic Drive alignment will be open. Southbound Scenic Drive traffic will travel through two roundabouts and over the bridge that spans K-18 to the existing K-18 lanes where they will then be able to turn right only towards Odgen. Eastbound K-18 traffic will now be able to turn left onto the new Scenic Drive as left turn lane on K-18 was installed.

The shoofly detour that was in place for Scenic Drive will be closed.

Traffic heading east on Eureka Drive will only be able to make a right hand turn to head south on Skyway Drive to Murray Drive in the Business District area where they can then turn right westbound K-18.

Eureka Drive traffic accessing eastbound K-18 will proceed west on K-18 to the 56th Street interchange, then get back on eastbound K-18.

Drivers should expect delays during peak travel times and should use alternate routes if possible.

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