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In April, the Kansas Department of Transportation kicked off the Sunflower Bridge Replacement Project. The project will construct a new bridge on the existing alignment and is expected to conclude in late December 2019. It will include one lane in each direction with a center left turn lane at each ramp extending across the bridge. Total project cost for KDOT is approximately $8.5 million.KDOT has announced that the Sunflower Road south of Interstate 35 is now closed to traffic. The entrance and exit ramps to and from I-35 will close for intermittent periods through the duration of the project. For additional details about impacts to traffic, visit the KDOT website at