Archive for Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wheel Genius: Road work set for this week

November 1, 2009



• Work continues to repave 27th Street, east of Iowa Street. Last week crews placed the top layer of pavement atop part of the road: from Louisiana Street to just west of Missouri Street. As of Friday afternoon, the remainder of the work zone was awaiting pavement.

• Reconstruction of the intersection of North Second and Locust streets has closed both lanes of North Second heading north through the intersection, and one lane heading south. Northbound vehicles follow a detour including Elm, North Third, Locust and — crossing Union Pacific Railroad tracks — Lyon streets. The restrictions are expected to last into late November or December.

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

Douglas County

• Douglas County Road 438, also known as the Farmers’ Turnpike, remains closed for reconstruction from South Lawrence Trafficway to County Road 1029. A detour is available using the trafficway, U.S. Highway 40 and County Road 1029. The project is scheduled for completion by Thanksgiving.

• Traffic stays reduced to one lane on two bridges along Douglas County Road 458, at the southwest edge of Clinton Lake: the Wakarusa River Bridge and Rock Creek Bridge.

Kansas Highway 10

• The westbound exit ramp from Kansas Highway 10 onto Woodland Road in Johnson County is closed through Nov. 11 for reconstruction.

Interstate 70

• Interstate 70 will have varying lane closures from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at Auburn Road/Kansas Highway 4 in Shawnee County for mudjacking and pavement repair work. Coming up: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, expect closure of the eastbound right lane at Interstate 470, the westbound ramp to I-470, and the Sixth Street entrance ramp to be closed for such repairs.

Interstate 470

• Several ramps along I-470 in Shawnee County are scheduled to be closed overnight, from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., on particular days for repairs. The overnight schedule: 21st Street entrance, Tuesday; 29th Street exit, Wednesday; Fairlawn Road entrance, Thursday; Gage Boulevard exit, Nov. 12. Overall, work continues on I-470, from 21st to Gage, in which all lanes for through traffic will remain open during peak commuting times in the mornings and evenings, but have traffic limitations in place on weekends.

U.S. Highway 24

• Eastbound right lane will be closed 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday, from Rochester Road to Kansas Avenue in Shawnee County for entrance repairs.

• During weekday daylight hours, traffic on U.S. Highway 24 in Shawnee County remains limited to one lane in each direction over the bridge spanning Union Pacific Railroad tracks 1.56 miles east of Topeka Boulevard for a repair project set to continue through mid-December.

U.S. Highway 75

• Both U.S. Highway 75 approaches over the 77th Street bridge, plus the highway’s southbound approach over the 57th Street bridge, will have varying lane closures from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in Shawnee County for mudjacking pavement repairs.

Interstate 35

• The left lane for traffic heading south on Interstate 35 in Johnson County is expected to be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at 95th Street for sign installation.

Interstate 635

• Pavement-marking work continues along Interstate 635, from Georgia Avenue to the Missouri River Bridge in Wyandotte County, causing varying lane closures from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. The work is set to be finished Nov. 13.


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