Archive for Sunday, July 12, 2009

Wheel Genius: Road work this week

July 12, 2009


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


• Ninth Street open for traffic between Highland Drive and Emery Road, but drivers may face delays as crews replace curbs along Ninth, from Emery to Tennessee streets, and prepare to repave lanes along that stretch.

• Traffic along Naismith Drive will be reduced to one lane in each direction between 18th and 23rd streets, for repaving.

• Contractors will be placing signs in preparation for reconstruction of the intersection of North Second and Locust streets in North Lawrence. Lane closures and detours are expected to take effect July 20.

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

• Traffic continues to be limited along streets adjacent to the construction site for The Oread, near the northeastern end of Kansas University’s main campus.

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. Highway 40, and County Road 1029. The project is scheduled for completion by Thanksgiving.

• Douglas County Road 1057 is closed for pavement reconstruction between Kansas Highway 10 and County Road 442, about midway between Lawrence and Eudora. The project is expected to last until mid-August.

Interstate 70

• Traffic is reduced to one lane for vehicles moving east on Interstate 70 from 110th to 94th streets in Wyandotte County, for pavement replacement. The work is expected to last into late September.

Interstate 35

• Interstate 35 is down to one lane in each direction, from the Miami County line to 151st Street in Johnson County, between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. weekdays through mid-September, for a pavement-marking project.

U.S. Highway 73

• U.S. Highway 73 is reduced to one lane in each direction from Connie to Limit streets in Leavenworth County for repaving. The closures run from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, and the project is expected to last into late July.


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