Archive for Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Portion of Kansas River Levee trail near Massachusetts Street closed until spring

Rest of the trail closed as construction continues on North 2nd Street and at Bowersock Dam

A 200-foot section of the Kansas River Levee Trail is now closed, pending completion of two construction projects near the Massachusetts Street bridge.

October 21, 2009

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A 200-foot section of the Kansas River Levee Trail is now closed, pending completion of two construction projects near the Massachusetts Street bridge.

The trail’s affected section — 100 feet on either side of the bridge — is closed to walkers, cyclists and everyone else because of work at the intersection of North Second and Locust streets, and at the Bowersock Dam.

Both projects are scheduled for completion this spring, said Megan Gilliland, a city spokeswoman.

The remainder of the levee trail remains open, in both directions.

Comments

Keith 5 years, 9 months ago

"Portion of Kansas River Levee trail near Massachusetts Street closed until spring Rest of the trail closed as construction continues on North 2nd Street and at Bowersock Dam"

Isn't there something wrong with the second half of that headline? See the last sentence of the article.

Write2Know 5 years, 9 months ago

Anyone know if the levee trail is now open under the new bridge on I-70? When I rode out there this summer, it was closed.

JayhawkAlum03 5 years, 9 months ago

Keith - yep...the headline is definitely incorrect.

Write - I believe that section is remaining closed until after the old bridge is demolished, but am not sure. As of about a month ago, it was still closed, but haven't been that direction since. The article would suggest that it is open, but...clearly isn't completely correct:-)

Also, with the first section of the levee trail closed on both sides, it would be helpful to clarify a) other access points to the trail, b) if it is possible to simply walk around the 100 ft, then get back on the true trail itself or if the entire section is impassable (similar to the I70 bridge area).

Isaias Shannon 5 years, 9 months ago

Uh, just ran that section this morning...other than the sawhorse barricades at each end it is totally use able - it actually didn't even cross my mind not to just go around it! Wonder if this is why g-map is not recognizing the levee right now...

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