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Archive for Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Worker hurt at Kansas Turnpike construction site

March 31, 2009

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A worker was injured Tuesday morning at the Kansas Turnpike construction site at the north edge of Lawrence.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical units responded to the scene at 8:15 a.m., emergency dispatchers said. They were getting to the scene through Riverfront Park.

A piece of metal fell on the victim’s leg but injuries appeared to be minor. The worker was being transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, a dispatcher said.

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samsnewplace 5 years, 5 months ago

Thank goodness for minor injuries. Comment here on the subject of work zones on I-70 around Lawrence, why does no one heed the 60 MPH speed limit here? Just wondering as I am the only one attemting to do the proper speed limit here only to be passed by everyone on I-70. Any KHP reading, great place for alot of ticket writing here.....

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Chris Ogle 5 years, 5 months ago

Sam, I smell what your steppin in.... construction zones are dangerous. I hope someone doesn't get seriously injured, or worse yet killed, because some driver isn't paying attn.

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Greg Reno 5 years, 5 months ago

Apparently you and I think differently.

I was wondering why a 60mph zone was needed?...there are concrete barracades that safely divide that work zone from traffic....

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Confrontation 5 years, 5 months ago

I think it's annoying that the sign for the West Lawrence exit has been replaced by a sign that says "South Lawrence." I know which exit is which, but it's sure going to mess up things for visitors.

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samsnewplace 5 years, 5 months ago

gareno, it is not up to you to decide where work zone speed limits need to be imposed, it is you job to follow the posted speed limits to insure the safety of ALL workers. I do my part, now lets see the rest of you follow the posted speed limits.

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