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Archive for Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Work to start Monday on two stretches of U.S. Highway 59

August 3, 2011

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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.

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bolshavik_vw 2 years, 8 months ago

They can work when it is above 20 degrees and below 105. And it has to be dry, and have been dry for at least a week or two after rain. They have to follow these restrictions or they will have issues with the weather and what they try to do, (Lay asphalt, dig in the dirt,etc.)

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Number_1_Grandma 2 years, 8 months ago

Get it done already. Tired of seeing no workers working on good days. Hwy 59 project should have been done a long time ago!

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