Archive for Sunday, August 8, 2010

Wheel Genius: Road work planned during this week

August 8, 2010



• Crews will be working to repair concrete along Inverness Drive, from Bob Billings to Clinton parkways. Expect single lanes, or even entire block-long sections, to be closed during work. The project is expected to last into mid- to late September.

• During the day, New York street will be closed to traffic at the East 13th Street intersection. Utility crews are installing a storm sewer. The project should last one week.

• This week, crews are expected to finish work laying brick in the 900 block of New York Street. They will then move on to the 1100 block and close the 12th Street intersection.

• Bob White at Bob Billings is closed to through traffic during work day hours for asphalt and concrete work. Traffic will be detoured to George Williams Way. During the evening, traffic can enter onto Bob White from Bob Billings but will exit on George Williams Way.

• The Kansas Turnpike’s East Lawrence interchange, Exit 204, remains closed for reconstruction. It is set to reopen by Thanksgiving.

• The city’s annual repaving program continues, with crews working on several residential streets.

• The outside lane for traffic going north on Iowa Street is to remain closed this week from University Drive to Oxford Road. Oxford is opened to traffic, east of Iowa. Sections along University Drive, Stratford Road, West 22nd Terrace and Tomahawk Drive are closed to through traffic.

• Crews continue patching and crack-sealing work in various areas of Lawrence, with temporary lane closures — but no detours — expected during such work.

U.S. Highway 59

• North 200 Road is closed at U.S. Highway 59 for frontage road construction work. The road will be tied to the new frontage road that runs parallel to the new U.S. Highway 59. Work is scheduled to be completed in late 2012.

• North 650 Road is closed at U.S. Highway 59 and to the west for work on a frontage road, interchange ramps and new bridge to carry North 650 Road over U.S. Highway 59.

U.S. Highway 24

• Mud Creek bridge along U.S. Highway 24, east of Lawrence Municipal Airport, remains limited to one lane of traffic as crews add pavement to the bridge deck. Expect delays, as traffic is governed by temporary traffic signals expected to be in service until late fall.

• U.S. Highway 24 west of Topeka will be down to one lane for both directions over the bridge that spans the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to Menoken Road, beginning at 8 a.m. Monday. Traffic signals will regulate the single lane of traffic, and drivers should expect delays. Crews will be replacing joints on the bridge as part of a project expected to last into mid-September.

Interstate 70

• Drivers on the Kansas Turnpike just east of Lawrence are limited to one lane in each direction as crews rebuild turnpike lanes from just east of the interchange to a point just west of the Lawrence service area. The limits are expected to remain until just before Thanksgiving; the service area is scheduled to remain open throughout construction.

• Stretches of westbound and eastbound lanes on I-70 will be reduced to one lane from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday, extending from 3.3 miles just west of Urish Road to Danbury Lane, in Shawnee County, for concrete repair work. Work is scheduled to be completed on Aug. 20.

• Through Topeka, the westbound left and center lanes will be closed from 10th to Fourth streets on Monday. The Eighth Street entrance ramp will also be closed. Work should be completed that day.

• Westbound from I-435 to 94th Street will be reduced to two lanes for pavement replacement work. The project should be finished by late August.

• Work continues where I-70 and Interstate 435 connect in Wyandotte County. The westbound I-70 to northbound I-435 ramp will be closed to traffic. The ramp will reopen in late August.

Interstate 470

• Heading west, a two-mile stretch from Gage Boulevard to 21st Street will be reduced to one lane. Work on the concrete pavement repair project is schedule for 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Work is expected to be completed in October.

• On Monday and Tuesday, varying ramps along I-470 will be closed overnight for a pavement repair project. The work will be finished on Wednesday.

Interstate 435

• A repair and resurfacing project is under way for the southbound side of Interstate 435, from 87th Street to Antioch Road in Johnson County. Work is set for 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. daily. Once finished, crews will start work on northbound lanes. Drivers should expect frequent lane closures on nights and weekends and occasional ramp closures as well, said Kim Qualls, a Kansas Department of Transportation spokeswoman. The project is to be finished in early October.

Interstate 635

• Northbound Interstate 635 is reduced to one lane from Merriam Lane in Johnson County to Georgia Avenue in Wyandotte County for pavement-marking work from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and all day and night Saturdays. Ramps along I-635 may be closed. Once the northbound direction is completed, crews will move to the southbound lanes. The project is scheduled to be completed in late August.


allamerican4ever 7 years, 10 months ago

is iowa ever going to be 2 lanes going north? or is the contractor setting up an address to get mail delivered there?

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