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Archive for Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wheel genius: Road work planned this week

September 20, 2009

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Among major road projects in the area this week:

Lawrence

• Work begins this week on sidewalks, curbs and a median at the intersection of 23rd and Louisiana streets, in preparation for next week’s scheduled repaving of 23rd between Ousdahl Road and Barker Avenue.

• 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 the Union Pacific Railroad tracks — Lyon streets. The restrictions are expected to last into late November or early December.

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

Douglas County

• Traffic on Douglas County Road 1055 is restricted to one lane during daylight working hours for repaving work between 31st Street and North 1000 Road, or Wells Overlook Road. It’s the same situation along Douglas County Road 458 — also known as North 1000 Road — between U.S. Highway 59 and County Road 1055. In both areas, flaggers direct traffic, and drivers should expect delays. Work is expected to continue into mid-October.

• Two bridges on County Road 458, southwest of Clinton Lake, are limited to one-lane traffic for construction work. Temporary signals control traffic on the bridges, and traffic delays could be up to two minutes on each bridge.

• Douglas County Road 438, also known as the Farmers Turnpike, is closed for reconstruction from the 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.

Kansas Highway 10

• Drivers westbound on Kansas Highway 10 are limited to one lane crossing a bridge over the Wakarusa River, about two miles west of Eudora. The bridge is being repaired. The lane limitation and a speed limit of 60 mph are expected to last into mid-November.

Shawnee County

• Drivers should expect delays and lane closures near the intersection of 29th Street and Fairlawn Road. Lane closures are set to last into late November.

U.S. Highway 24

• During weekday daylight hours, traffic heading west on U.S. Highway 24 in Shawnee County is 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.

Kansas Highway 7

• Paving work will prompt alternating lane closures beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday along Kansas Highway 7/U.S. Highway 73, from 20th Street to Lowemont (County Road 14) in Leavenworth County. Work will be conducted from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m., and is scheduled to continue through Sept. 28.

Interstate 70

• The left lane of Interstate 70, from west of the Kansas River to the Kansas/Missouri state line will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday for bridge inspection.

• Ramps along I-70 in Wyandotte County remain closed for pavement-reconstruction work expected to be completed by the end of this month. The ramp from northbound Interstate 435 to eastbound I-70 has a marked detour: north to State Avenue, back to southbound I-435, then to eastbound I-70. The ramps from State Avenue/southbound I-435 to eastbound I-70 remain limited to one lane.

Johnson County

• The 95th Street bridge that spans Interstate 435 is to be closed for a repair project scheduled to last 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.

Comments

Steve Miller 5 years ago

All we need now is to get the one way streets closed down to make it a comlpete bbq. How can it be coridnated this way to have main passage ways down at the same time.

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gsxr600 5 years ago

I'm pretty happy right now I don't have to go down 23rd to get to work.

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CLARKKENT 5 years ago

OH, THIS BRINGS DREAMS OF THE BY-PASS, THEN COULD STAY OF 23RD TILL THIS IS DONE.

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