Two resurfacing projects are set to begin Monday along U.S. Highway 59, outside both ends of Lawrence.
At 9 a.m. Monday, crews plan to start patching the highway’s bridge over the Wakarusa River, just south of town. Traffic will be down to one lane for drivers heading north, then switch over to the other side as the project continues.
The $192,000 project will repair the bridge and then add a coating on the surface to extend the life of the bridge deck. The project is scheduled to be finished in mid-October.
North of Lawrence, crews plan to repave the 25.43 miles from U.S. Highway 24 to the Kansas Highway 4 junction in Jefferson County. Flaggers and signs will direct traffic through the area during construction — the work zone will have a speed limit of 45 mph — and drivers should plan for delays of up to 15 minutes.
The $3.81 million project is scheduled for completion in early October.