A $900,000 project to add a left-turn lane on Sixth Street where it intersects with Iowa Street is moving forward.
Lawrence city commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting unanimously agreed to seek proposals from engineers to design the project, which would add a turn lane for westbound motorists on Sixth Street.
The city originally had applied for a state grant to fund much of the project, but the city did not win the grant. City engineers, though, recommended that the city proceed with the project anyway. The turn lane is expected to reduce the number of accidents at the intersection and cut down the wait time to make a left turn by about a minute.
Design work on the project will begin in 2012. Construction is expected in the summer of 2013.