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Road work to delay travel to Baldwin City

A pilot car leads traffic around resurfacing work that's underway on U.S. Highway 56. The resurfacing crew had made it to the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center by around noon Friday. Motorists can expect delays along the highway through October.

A pilot car leads traffic around resurfacing work that's underway on U.S. Highway 56. The resurfacing crew had made it to the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center by around noon Friday. Motorists can expect delays along the highway through October.

September 3, 2010

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Motorists traveling between Lawrence and Baldwin City might want to tack on a few extra minutes for the trip — regardless of the route.

Both the Kansas Department of Transportation and Douglas County Public Works are planning projects that could delay traffic for as much as 15 minutes.

KDOT is resurfacing a 12-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 56 spanning from U.S. Highway 59 to the Johnson County line.

Alternating lane closures will occur for traffic heading in both directions. Flaggers and pilot cars will guide traffic through the work zone. An 11-foot lane width restriction will be in place throughout the work zone.

The crews will work west to east and from Monday through Friday during daylight hours. The project is expected to be completed by mid-October.

For those hoping to skirt construction by traveling on Douglas County roads, think again.

Motorists using Douglas County Roads 458, 1055 and 460, which links Lawrence to Baldwin City, also could see delays as the county completes a mill and overlay project.

Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected along this stretch of road. Flaggers and pilot cars will move traffic through the work zone. The project is expected to last until Sept. 24.

Delays also are anticipated along portions of Douglas County Road 458 and Douglas County Road 1023, which is a stretch of rural road that runs south and west of Clinton Lake.

Public work crews will be using flaggers and pilot vehicles to direct traffic through the work zone. Delays can be expected through October.

And, Douglas County Road 1029 from the Franklin County line to North 100 Road will be closed for six weeks. The county plans to replace three culverts.

Comments

Jane 3 years, 7 months ago

It's 15 minutes! Call or text someone while you are waiting!

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loosecaboose 3 years, 7 months ago

We Baldwin people will just have to spend our sales tax dollars in some other city/county for a couple of weeks. Good time for me to drive to Lowes in Olathe!

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Pywacket 3 years, 7 months ago

My thoughts exactly! The 59/56 work is an ongoing thing. Would it have been utterly impossible for county roadwork planners to talk to the state to determine an optimal time for doing the county work--such as one of the many, many weeks when state work was proceeding without the need for road closures on that route?

Too much to ask, I guess.

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OonlyBonly 3 years, 7 months ago

That's what's know as "good planning." Do all major traffic routes at the same time...... Why should we even consider staggering them so one route is unaffected?

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