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Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week

October 17, 2010

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Lawrence

• City maintenance crews are doing patching work on the Kansas River bridge. One lane of traffic will be open in each direction. Crews will also patch the roadway under the railroad underpass on North Second Street and some areas of North Third Street.

• City crews will start street patching next week on East 15th Street from Maple Lane to Prairie Avenue. Traffic along the street will be subject to detours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

• Crews are laying brick in the 1100 block of New York Street and at the intersection of New York and 12th streets. The project should be completed by late October or early November.

• Indiana Street from West Sixth Street to West Eighth Street will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for a water line replacement project.

Douglas County

• Douglas County will start construction on a bridge located on North 800 Road about three-quarters of mile west of County Road 1061. During construction, the road will be closed to through traffic. The project should last until mid-November.

• Crews are working on a stretch of Douglas County Road 1029 between U.S. Highway 40 and Douglas County Road 442. During daylight hours, a pilot car will lead traffic through the construction zone. Intermittent delays can be expected.

U.S. Highway 40

• From the Kansas Highway 4 interchange to the Shawnee/Douglas County line, U.S. Highway 40 will have varying lane closures for crack sealing. Work will occur Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone. The project is expected to last two weeks.

U.S. Highway 56

• A 12-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 56 from U.S. Highway 59 to the Johnson County line is being resurfaced. Alternating lane closures will occur for traffic heading in both directions. Flaggers and pilot cars will guide traffic through the work zone. Crews will work west to east Monday through Friday during daylight hours. The project is expected to be completed in late October.

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 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 and westbound lanes will have closures from Menoken Road to Rochester Road as crews complete resurfacing work. Project work is expected to be finished in late October.

• 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.

Interstate 70

• On Thursday from 8 a.m. into the early evening, the ramp from northbound Kansas Highway 4 to westbound 1-70 will be closed for pavement repair. Drivers will need to use alternate routes during the ramp closure. Work should be completed that day.

• Eastbound and westbound lanes on I-70 through Topeka just east of Urish Road and to Danbury Lane will have varying lane closures for pavement marking work from Monday through Friday between 6 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. Work is expected to be completed by Friday.

• 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 through October.

• 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.

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 October.

• On Monday, northbound and southbound I-435 will have alternating lane closures from Kansas Highway 5 to the Missouri River for pavement work. The work should be completed that day.

Kansas Highway 32

• On Wednesday, the eastbound right lane of Kansas Highway 32 will be closed over the Kansas River Bridge to 55th Street for repairs to the bridge deck. The project is expected to last until Friday.

Interstate 35

• On Monday, the northbound and southbound lanes of I-35 will have varying lane closures from Interstate 635 to the Missouri/Kansas line as crews sweep the barrier wall. Work is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be finished that day.

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