The City of McPherson would like to remind the citizens, businesses and visitors of the City of McPherson that the northbound exit ramp (Exit 60) on I-135 for Highway 56/Kansas Avenue will be closed on May 11, 2015 until mid-July. The ramp will be closed for reconstruction as well as making improvements at the US-56 interchange.
The Kansas Department of Transportation will be detouring traffic for those exiting I-135 from the south to K-61, K-153 and then US-56/Kansas Avenue. No other ramps will be affected in this particular phase. Eastbound (US-56/Kansas Avenue) traffic through the project will be moved utilizing the north half of US-56.
17th Avenue in McPherson County will also be closed to through traffic in both directions from US-56 to Avenue A. Local traffic and residents will have access. 17th Avenue north of US-56 will not be affected. Engineers on the project estimate that work will continue and the ramp will remain closed until approximately July 15, 2015.
Thanks for your patience as KDOT continues improvements to US-56 and the I-135 ramp. Once complete, the improvements will be a real benefit for the McPherson community for years to come.