First of 2 vandalized road signs replaced on I-35 - KCTV5

First of 2 vandalized road signs replaced on I-35

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A contractor was brought in to replace the tagged signs and to take down the catwalks and ladders. (KCTV5) A contractor was brought in to replace the tagged signs and to take down the catwalks and ladders. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

After spending months covered in graffiti, the first of two road signs were replaced on Tuesday.

But the work is not over for the signs on Interstate-35.

Traffic was tied up for several hours as work was done on southbound I-35.

A contractor was brought in to replace the tagged signs and to take down the catwalks and ladders.

No timeline has been released for how long the efforts to replace the signs will take, but drivers can expect a slowdown as the work takes place.

“In the next few weeks, we’ll be addressing all of the ladders and catwalks on both northbound and southbound, basically from the state line to around the Antioch area,” said Joshua Welge of the Kansas Department of Transportation. “So, there will be some significant traffic delays along I-35 on both the northbound and southbound sides with this work. We just ask people to be patient with us.”

While an outside contractor was brought in on Tuesday, KDoT crews will take over the project as the work continues.

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