Archive for Wednesday, November 10, 2010

All I-70 lanes east of Lawrence reopen after months of construction

November 10, 2010


Commuters had reason to rejoice Wednesday afternoon as I-70 just east of Lawrence opened to two lanes of traffic in both directions.

For much of the summer and fall, the three-mile section of road had been squeezed from four lanes of traffic to two as the Kansas Turnpike Authority rebuilt the 50-year-old concrete road.

The lane closure caused major traffic headaches particularly on Friday evenings as cars backed up for miles.

By the middle of Wednesday afternoon, crews completed work on the road and had it open for the evening rush hour.


wmathews 7 years, 6 months ago

Both eastbound and westbound lanes are included in this. The article says the construction was east of Lawrence, not that this only affects eastbound lanes.

Whitney Mathews Assistant Community Editor for Online

hail2oldku 7 years, 6 months ago

Don't mind jeff, he's still working with his hooked on phonics trying to grasp the comprehending what you're reading thing.

"I-70 just east of Lawrence opened to two lanes of traffic in both directions."

SeaFox 7 years, 6 months ago

All I gotta say is thank god this is finished. But I'm happy the road work actually got done, too.

Ricky_Vaughn 7 years, 6 months ago

Aren't they going to close this all up again in March? The bridge isn't finished yet, right?

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