KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday they are exploring whether to add additional signage in a work zone along K-10 Highway.
The stretch, west of Interstate 435 from Ridgeview Road to Woodland Road, has been the site of two recent deadly crashes, including a crash Tuesday that killed 19 year-old Dylan Garnett.
Although traffic Tuesday had slowed as part of the construction zone, investigators are still piecing together the details of the crash.
“We are saddened by the crashes in this work zone, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends,” KDOT said in a statement Wednesday. “We know that construction has a significant impact on traffic in already congested areas.”
The agency said that it follows national standards for warning signs, directional signs and other devices, and works with KC Scout to provide notice of construction on digital message boards.
“We are also looking at options to provide drivers with further guidance as they approach this work zone,” KDOT’s statement said. “Safety is KDOT’s top priority, and we urge all drivers to slow down, follow signs and directions, and pay attention while driving.”