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Archive for Saturday, July 19, 2008

Delays expected with repaving work

Whether you drive an SUV or a smart car, plan to spend more time at slower speeds if you go on parts of the turnpike in the near future.

July 19, 2008

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Beginning Tuesday morning, crews will embark on a pavement-replacement project - weather permitting - in westbound lanes between Kansas Turnpike mileposts 200 and 205. That's a five-mile stretch that runs from a mile east of the East Lawrence interchange to two miles west of the West Lawrence interchange.

Plans call for closing one lane of westbound traffic at a time, as crews remove the top layer of asphalt and replace it with a fresh layer. Turnpike officials say drivers should expect delays.

The project is in conjunction with the turnpike's Kansas River Bridges Replacement and Plaza Improvement Project. Officials expect the work to last for two days.

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