Contract crews are adding right-turn lanes at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, a temporary traffic squeeze leading up to this spring’s planned construction of a CVS Pharmacy and a new Taco Bell restaurant.
For traffic headed west on Sixth, the right lane has been closed from just west of Folks Road to the intersection at Wakarusa. Also, traffic headed north on Wakarusa is blocked from using the right lane north of Sixth, to a point just south of Overland Drive.
Both closures are to allow construction of right-turn lanes into the Bauer Farms development, which runs from Sixth to Overland Drive, between Wakarusa and Folks.
The lanes are expected to be open by the end of February, in time for construction to begin on the CVS Pharmacy and Taco Bell, said Roger Johnson, president and chief executive officer of R.D. Johnson Excavating Inc., contractor for the developer-financed road work.