Key Design Features
The design of the new K-7 and I-70 Interchange will involve:
- Adding through lanes on K-7 and I-70 to carry the traffic volumes expected in the future.
- Adding collector/distributor roads between the interchanges at Kansas Avenue, I-70, and 130th Street.
- Using the collector/distributor roads to connect the three interchanges. For example, northbound traffic on K-7 will use the same exit to get to westbound I-70 and 130th Street. All collector/distributor roads will operate without traffic signals.
- Determining whether the interchange is an appropriate location for a park-and-ride.
As the design process moves forward, KDOT and the study team will analyze the way in which the on- and off-ramps, nearby collector/distributor roads, and through lanes coordinate. The high volumes of future traffic will be accommodated so that motorists can safely and easily navigate from K-7 to I-70 and back again, or access local roads like 130th Street and Kansas Avenue.