Archive for Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wheel Genius: Road work for this week

October 25, 2009



• Kansas Turnpike Authority plans to shift eastbound traffic onto a new Kansas River bridge by the end of the week. Drivers should expect potential delays as construction crews make changes to barrier medians and other features to accommodate the switch.

• Crews from Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline are conducting inspection and, if necessary, repair work along an underground natural gas line along the west side of Monterey Way, south of Sixth Street.

Late last week, work continued to close a lane of traffic just south of Sixth. Work is expected to continue this week.

• 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

• North 100 Road remains closed between Douglas County Road 1023 and East 300 Road for drainage improvements.

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

Kansas Highway 10

• The westbound exit ramp from Kansas Highway 10 onto Woodland Road will be closed beginning Tuesday, for reconstruction. The ramp is expected to be closed through Nov. 11.

• A bridge crossing the Wakarusa River along Kansas Highway 10, about two miles west of Eudora, is back open to all traffic. Repairs that had been expected to last through Thanksgiving are now complete.

U.S. Highway 24

• Left lanes for traffic heading in both directions along U.S. Highway 24 remain closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Rochester Road and Kansas Avenue in Shawnee County for entrance repair work. The work is to be finished Friday.

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

Interstate 470

• Work continues along Interstate 470 in Shawnee County, from 21st Street to Gage Boulevard. All lanes remain open during peak commuting times in the mornings and evenings, but traffic limitations are in place weekends.

Interstate 70

• The right lane of Interstate 70, at 57th Street in Wyandotte County, is scheduled to be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday for bridge inspection.

• Repair work is scheduled to be completed by 7 p.m. Monday on several ramps that have had lane closures in Wyandotte County. The ramps — from northbound Interstate 435 to eastbound I-70; from eastbound I-70 to northbound I-435; from State Avenue to eastbound I-70; and from southbound I-435 to eastbound I-70 — are to be back open for all traffic.

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 project is set to be finished Nov. 13.

U.S. Highway 69

• A stretch of U.S. Highway 69 — the 18th Street Expressway in Wyandotte County — remains reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge painting, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through March.

Johnson County

• The 95th Street bridge spanning Interstate 435 is to be closed for a repair project until Nov. 18. Drivers heading east on 95th are detoured via Renner Boulevard to 87th Street to Lackman Road; drivers going west on 95th are detoured via northbound I-435 to 87th Street to southbound I-435 to Renner Boulevard.


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