Archive for Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week

August 29, 2010

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Lawrence

• Thirteenth Street from Massachusetts Street to Connecticut Street will be closed to through traffic as street crews mill and repave the section of street. Parking will also be restricted in the construction area. The project is expected to last through the end of the week.

• Traffic on Canyon Drive will be down to one lane so crews can replace curbs at the intersection of Canyon Drive and Country Club Terrace.

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

• Crews will lay brick in the 1100 block of New York Street and close the New York and 12th Street intersection. The block will be closed for several weeks.

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

• 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

• Expect construction work at the U.S. Highway 59 and U.S. Highway 56 intersection. Both highways will remain open, but traffic routes will shift. Drivers need to use caution and drive slowly while moving through the intersection. The project, which includes reconstruction of pavement along U.S. Highway 56 and construction of a new frontage road along U.S. Highway 59, is scheduled to be completed in early October.

• 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

• The eastbound lane is reduced to single lane from the intersection at Kansas Highway 16 and U.S. Highway 24 in Tonganoxie east to the Wyandotte County line. The pavement repair work is scheduled to be completed in the early fall.

• 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. Traffic signals will regulate the single lane of traffic, and drivers should expect delays. No left-hand turns will be allowed at the U.S. Highway 24 and Menoken Road intersection. The project is still 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.

• Heading westbound on I-70, the left lane will be closed from the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s east Topeka toll gate plaza to the Carnahan Avenue exit. Crews repairing the concrete pavement will be working Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Drivers should expect lane closures, and interchange ramps could be closed along that stretch of road. Work will continue into early October.

• Lane closures and intermittent ramp closures will occur between 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. along I-70 from 18th Street to the Missouri state line and from 78th Street to I-635. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-October.

Interstate 470

• A two-mile stretch of westbound I-70 will be reduced to one lane from Gage Boulevard to 21st Street. Work will be done Monday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The project is expected to last until October.

Interstate 435

• A repair and resurfacing project is under way for the westbound and northbound side of I-435, from 87th Street to Antioch Road in Johnson County. Work is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5:30 a.m. Monday throughout the weekend. Drivers should expect delays and find an alternate route if possible. The project is to be finished in early October.

Interstate 635

• The southbound ramp to eastbound K-5 will be closed for repair work. A mark detour is provided. The project is scheduled to be completed in the late fall.

• Northbound I-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.

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