Archive for Sunday, January 27, 2002

Lawrence Commuter Report

January 27, 2002


The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region:

Kansas University men's basketball vs. Missouri, 8 p.m. Monday, Allen Fieldhouse.

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Kansas Road Condition Hotline: (800) 585-ROAD or visit road information line: (888) 275-6636 (7:30 a.m. -4 p.m. weekdays.)Lawrence Street Maintenance Division: 832-3031Douglas County Public Works Department: 832-5293

Kansas University men's basketball vs. Colorado, 3 p.m. Saturday, Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas Highway 7, near Lone Elm Road in Olathe, closed for bridge replacement and roadway reconstruction.

Westbound Interstate Highway 70 to Washington Street (U.S. Highway 24/40) exit ramp, closed for bridge repair. Detour posted.

Commuter Q & A

Why does the turnoff area, opposite the spillway on the Clinton Lake Dam, have a traffic barricade, and when will it be open again?

The barricades are part of increased security measures at the lake, a federally managed facility, since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, said Lew Ruona, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations manager at Clinton Lake. The barricades are intended to keep vehicles from parking on the turnoff area near the control tower on the dam. They're also supposed to deter people from walking out on the overlook area. Ruona said the barricades would be in place indefinitely.

Do you have a question about commuting, transportation or traffic that you'd like to see answered? Submit your question to Journal-World staff writer Mindie Paget at 645 N.H., Lawrence 66044; via e-mail at; or telephone her at 832-7187. Commuter Q&A; appears each Sunday.

The following city construction projects may affect traffic this week:

New Hampshire Street, 900 block, traffic restricted to one lane each direction for Downtown 2000 project.

Riverridge Road, North Iowa to Michigan, closed for street rebuild and upgrade.

Crossgate Drive at 27th Street, closed for reconstruction of the box culvert.

Clinton Parkway at Hartford Avenue, intermittent lane closing and turning restrictions for turn lane addition and lengthening.

27th and Iowa, intermittent lane closures for intersection improvements.

23rd and Barker, intermittent lane closures for intersection improvements.

Louisiana Street, east side from 18th Street to Park Hill Terrace, intermittent lane closings for sidewalk construction.

Kasold Drive between 15th and 23rd Streets, intermittent lane closings for street repair.

15th Street, westbound between Lawrence Avenue and Westbrooke Street, intermittent lane closures for sanitary sewer line improvement.

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