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Wheel genius: Road work planned this week

August 16, 2009

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Among major road projects scheduled in the area for the coming week:

Lawrence

• The intersection of U.S. Highway 24/40 and U.S. 24/59 at the northern edge of Lawrence — commonly known as Tee Pee Junction — is scheduled for repaving operations beginning Monday morning and continuing through Friday. Drivers should expect delays.

• Replacement of curbs and gutters are expected to spur lane restrictions from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the area of 31st Street and Nieder Road.

• Reconstruction of the intersection of North Second and Locust streets has closed both lanes of North Second heading north through the intersection, and one lane heading south.

Vehicles going north are steered onto a detour involving Elm, North Third, Locust and — crossing the Union Pacific railroad tracks — Lyon streets. The restrictions are expected to last into late November or early December.

• Paving of Naismith Drive is complete, with minor finishing work to cause minimal traffic delays.

• Drivers may encounter brief periods of slow traffic as construction continues for a new U.S. Highway 59 between Lawrence and Ottawa.

• Streets adjacent to the construction site for The Oread, near the northeastern end of Kansas University’s main campus, are to be open for traffic. A portion of Indiana Street is to be open only for traffic headed south.

Douglas County

• Douglas County Road 438, also known as the Farmers’ Turnpike, is closed for reconstruction from the South Lawrence Trafficway to County Road 1029, which heads north toward Lecompton. A detour is available using the trafficway, U.S. 40, and County Road 1029. The project is scheduled for completion by Thanksgiving.

• Douglas County Road 1057 is back open for traffic between Kansas Highway 10 and County Road 442, about midway between Lawrence and Eudora. The road had been closed for pavement reconstruction.

Kansas Highway 10

• Drivers headed west on Kansas Highway 10 are limited to one lane crossing a bridge over the Wakarusa River, about two miles west of Eudora. The bridge is being repaired. The lane limitation and a speed limit of 60 mph are expected to last into mid-November.

Interstate 35

• A ramp for traffic connecting northbound Interstate 35 and northbound Interstate 635 is scheduled to be closed from 9 a.m. to early evening Thursday, for pavement surfacing.

• Traffic along Interstate 35, from Pflumm to 87th Street, is scheduled to remain limited to one lane in each direction from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, Sunday through Friday, for a pavement-marking project expected to last into the middle of September.

Interstate 70

• Traffic heading east on Interstate 70 is limited to one lane from 110th to 75 streets in Wyandotte County, for a pavement-reconstruction project expected to last through late September.

• Several ramps along Interstate 70 in Wyandotte County are closed for pavement-reconstruction work expected to last into late October. The ramp from northbound Interstate 435 to eastbound I-70 has a marked detour: north to State Avenue, back to southbound I-435, then to eastbound I-70. The ramp from eastbound I-70 to northbound I-435 has a marked detour: east to 78th Street, then back west on I-70 to northbound I-435. The following ramps will limited to one lane: from State Avenue/southbound I-435 to eastbound I-70.

U.S. Highway 69

• The right lane for traffic headed south on U.S. Highway 69, from 87th to 103rd streets in Johnson County, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for barrier relocation work.

Kansas Highway 7

• A pavement-patching and resurfacing project is limiting traffic to one lane on Kansas Highway 7/U.S. Highway 73, north from the Centennial Bridge in Leavenworth to County Road 14 at Lowemont. Drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes, as flaggers coordinate with pilot cars to guide traffic through the project. Much of the work is taking place during daylight hours, although the section from Centennial Bridge to just past Seventh Street in Leavenworth is taking place between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.; work is expected to last into October.

Comments

GardenMomma 5 years, 6 months ago

"...• Paving of Naismith Drive is complete, with minor finishing work to cause minimal traffic delays.

8 Drivers may encounter brief periods of slow traffic as construction continues for a new U.S. Highway 59 between Lawrence and Ottawa.

• Streets adjacent to the construction site for The Oread,..."

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