It's been a long road, but the residents of Perry and Lecompton have cause to celebrate tonight. After newarly five months of construction, the Lecompton Bridge opened to one lane of traffic this afternoon, reuniting the two communities.
Vehicles line up at 3 p.m. to cross the Lecompton bridge for the first time in months Friday as Keesha Simmons starts flagging them across in Lecompton. Traffic was restricted to one lane because of painting delays. Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug said traffic should be open for both lanes today by midmorning.