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Archive for Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week

July 25, 2010

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Lawrence

• Crews continue work to resurface East 23rd Street, from just west of Haskell Avenue to the city’s eastern border. Pavement-removal operations occur during the day, while resurfacing work is scheduled for overnight during the coming weeks. One lane is to remain open in each direction for traffic during construction.

• 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.

• East 13th Street will be limited to one lane for traffic, from New Jersey to New York streets, as utility crews install a new drainage pipe.

• Block-long sections of Connecticut Street will be closed, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, as crews work to repair pavement between Seventh and 15th streets.

• 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 right lane for traffic going north on Iowa Street is to remain closed this week from Stratford to Harvard roads. Oxford Road has been reopened to traffic, east of Iowa. Stratford is closed to through traffic from Iowa to Hilltop.

• The 900 block of New York Street is closed to through traffic as crews work to restore it as a brick street.

• 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 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.

Kansas Highway 10

• Beginning Monday, Kansas Highway 10 will be reduced to one lane in both directions for overnight repaving work, from Kansas Highway 7 to Interstate 435. Work is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., and will be expected to include occasional ramp closures. The entire project is set for completion in mid-August.

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.

• A stretch of westbound I-70 is to be reduced to one lane from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Friday, extending from 3.3 miles just west of Urish Road to Danbury Lane, in Shawnee County, for concrete repair work.

• Work continues where I-70 and Interstate 435 connect in Wyandotte County. The northbound I-435 to westbound I-70 ramp will remain closed until early August. The westbound I-70 to southbound I-435 ramp is to remain closed through late July.

• The westbound right lane of I-70 in Topeka will be closed from Fourth to First streets for cleaning work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. The ramp for traffic entering to go west on I-70 from Madison Avenue also will be closed during this time.

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.

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