Archive for Tuesday, April 21, 2009

U.S. Highway 59 work moves ahead

April 21, 2009


After months of delays, work to build the Douglas County portion of a new U.S. Highway 59 are gearing up.

Crews are busy moving dirt south of Lawrence, part of a $57 million contract to handle earthwork and build bridges for an 11.1-mile section of the new highway connecting Lawrence and Ottawa.

Work in Franklin County has been going for months, while unexpected soil conditions in Douglas County pushed back that portion of the work until January.

The project is on track for completion in late 2012, said Kimberly Qualls, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Transportation.


Orwell 9 years, 1 month ago

Overdesigned, overpriced and under-convenient unless you're a Wal-mart truck. The only thing worse is the unimproved present highway.

LLSR1234 9 years, 1 month ago

I would love to see this move faster! I'm looking forward to a less dangerous drive into work!

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