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Archive for Thursday, September 2, 2010

Accident on Kansas Turnpike blocks eastbound traffic in construction zone east of Lawrence

September 2, 2010, 6:04 p.m. Updated September 2, 2010, 7:05 p.m.

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Another accident on the Kansas Turnpike temporarily blocked eastbound traffic between Lawrence and Eudora.

According to an alert from the Kansas Turnpike Authority, two vehicles were involved in an accident near milemarker 206, or two miles east of the closed Lawrence exit.

The road was reopened by 7 p.m.

Initially, the turnpike authority said the accident was in the westbound lanes, but they've corrected their report to say the eastbound lanes.

Because of construction in that area, traffic is reduced to one lane, which the accident is blocking.

There was no immediate word when traffic would be able to move again.

Check LJWorld.com for updates.

Comments

JMG 4 years, 5 months ago

What an absolute joke the turnpike's handling of this construction has become.

windjammer 4 years, 5 months ago

What do you expect when the KTA is doing this big a job? I've seen the pike shut down when all lanes are open. If it bothers you that much take either 24 or 32 we will not miss you at all.

easyliving 4 years, 5 months ago

Best thing I can suggest is: slow down and keep your eyes open. They should lower the speed limit from 60 to 45, maybe some of the morons won't crash.

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