Archive for Monday, July 11, 2011

Get ready for delays: Sixth Street set for repaving from Mass. to Iowa

July 11, 2011


Navigating Sixth Street is about to get more difficult for motorists.

Crews will begin repaving portions of Sixth Street at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, and city officials are warning that traffic delays are expected.

The first phase of the project will mill and overlay Sixth Street between Kentucky and Massachusetts streets. The work will cause various lane closures on Sixth Street. The first phase of the project is expected to last for two days, weather permitting.

Crews then will move westward to repave Sixth Street from Kentucky to Missouri. Following that phase crews will repave Sixth Street until it reaches Iowa. The entire project is expected to last until Aug. 12.


Jay Lovett 6 years, 11 months ago

Will the city try to make the lights on 7th, 8th, and 9th last longer for East and West traffic to accomodate the extra cars? I was stuck going West on 7th for 15 minutes last friday between New Hamphire and vermont, the detour puts all the traffic into this area also.

SEsco10 6 years, 11 months ago

Why are they repaving this ??? There are a lot more worse sections of town

Shockem211 6 years, 11 months ago

They had already started this morning. I have to travel to North Lawrence and back twice a day for childcare. They had 4 construction guys directing traffic, but were not following the stop lights, thus there were 2 near misses with vehicles. Either turn off the stop lights or don't allow the workers to direct traffic, especially because they were all doing their own thing, thus telling cars to stop and go in different directions. The sign as you come South across the bridge reads "Road Work Begins 7/13/11 Find Alt Route" Two questions about this: Isn't tomorrow 7/13/11? Also, what "alt route" would you suggest? I imagine they cannot totally shut down traffic across the bridge, so I guess I will be asking my employer if I can leave 30 mintues early each day so that I am not late picking up my child and thus paying $10+/day. I agree with others, this section of road doesn't strike me as needing repaved at this time. Will they be re-opening the portion of 6th right in front of City Hall soon to compensate for the other road closures?

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