Archive for Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wheel Genius: Road work this week

January 11, 2009


Now that the holidays are done and gone, work crews are gearing up to continue road and highway projects that could affect your travel — whether it’s across town or into a nearby metro area.

Here’s a rundown for the coming week, as reported by government and agency officials:


• Construction of The Oread, a mixed-use and hotel project, is limiting traffic immediately north of the Kansas University campus, and the following restrictions are scheduled to last into spring: 12th Street, closed to westbound traffic from west of Louisiana Street to Indiana Street; Indiana, closed to traffic from 12th to a half block north; and Oread Avenue, restricted to local traffic only from 12th to 13th streets.

Interstate 70

• Work to install signs is scheduled to close lanes of traffic Monday along Interstate 70 in Wyandotte County: Traffic headed east will be squeezed into one lane at 78th Street, while traffic going west will be funneled into one lane at 57th Street. Work is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Interstate 35

• Survey work is scheduled to close the left lane at Lamar Avenue for traffic headed north on Interstate 35 in Wyandotte County. The closure is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday.

U.S. Highway 69

l Pavement-patching work is expected to cause intermittent lane closures Monday and Tuesday along U.S. Highway 69 in Johnson County. The work is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Kansas Highway 7

• Construction of a new interchange in Wyandotte County for Kansas Highway 7 at U.S. Highways 24-40 has closed all ramps at the interchange, and has limited traffic heading north and south to one lane in each direction along K-7, from 130th Street to Parallel Parkway.

Traffic heading east and west also has been squeezed to one lane in each direction along U.S. 24-40, from 130th to 142nd streets.


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