Archive for Sunday, November 15, 2009

Wheel Genius: Road work this week

November 15, 2009



• 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 set 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

• Pavement repairs will spur intermittent lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday along an at-grade bridge along the South Lawrence Trafficway, where it crosses the Wakarusa River — about 800 feet south of the trafficway’s intersection with Kasold Drive. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone.

• Douglas County Road 9, or East 1500 Road, is closed from the Kansas Turnpike to U.S. Highway 24-40, as crews hired by the Kansas Turnpike continue with bridge construction activities. The closure is set to last until late spring.

• Douglas County Road 438, or 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 remains on schedule for completion by Thanksgiving.

• Traffic is 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.

Interstate 70

• The ramp from westbound Interstate 70 to southbound Interstate 635 will be closed for inspection from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in Johnson County.

Interstate 470

• The westbound right lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday along Interstate 470, from 29th to 21st streets in Shawnee County, for concrete pavement repairs.

U.S. Highway 24

• The eastbound right lane of U.S. Highway 24 is expected to remain closed through Monday, 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

• Drivers should expect varying lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday on the bridge that crosses 46th Street along U.S. 75 in Shawnee County, as crews repair pavement.

Interstate 435

• Stretches of the right lanes of Interstate 435 in Johnson County will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday from Interstate 35 to State Line Road for pavement repairs. The center and left lanes for westbound I-435 also will be closed, just over the railroad bridge north of I-35.


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