Archive for Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wheel genius: Road work this week

March 22, 2009


Among projects expected to affect travel in Lawrence and the region during the coming week, as Kansas University fans hope the road to the Final Four remains open for the Jayhawks:


• The right lane for traffic headed west on Sixth, from Folks Road to the intersection with Wakarusa Drive, is closed for extension of an existing right-turn lane.

• The right lane for traffic headed west on Sixth Street, past Wakarusa Drive near Queens Road, is closed to accommodate widening of the street. The right-turn lane for traffic headed into St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church also is closed, meaning through traffic should be aware of drivers slowing to turn into the church, said Lisa Patterson, a spokeswoman for the city of Lawrence. The project is being financed by landowners in the area.

• Crosswalks are scheduled to be replaced this week in the southbound lane of Massachusetts Street, from Ninth to 10th streets in downtown Lawrence.

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

• A stretch of East 902 Road, below the Clinton Lake dam, is closed for resurfacing. The city’s Mutt Run Dog Park is closed, and access to Eagle Bend Golf Course is limited to traffic coming in from the south, on East 902 Road from south of the dam. The work is scheduled to last into mid-April.

Interstate 435

• Traffic headed south on Interstate 435 is limited to two lanes crossing a bridge over the Missouri Pacific Railroad in Wyandotte County, about a third of a mile northeast of the interchange of I-435 and Kansas Highway 5/North 93rd Street.

Work is being conducted weekdays, during daylight hours, with occasional Saturday work.

The project is scheduled for completion in late April.

Interstate 35

• Traffic along Interstate 35 is limited to two lanes in each direction at the Lone Elm Road interchange in Olathe. Limitations are expected to be in place through late fall.

U.S. Highway 69

• Drivers heading north on U.S. Highway 69 will find the right lane closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday at 99th Street in Johnson County for utility work.


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