The reconstruction of Kasold Drive between Clinton Parkway and 31st Street is on pace to be finished by the end of November.
The $4.2 million project is a little more than halfway done, according to Mark Thiel, the city's assistant director of public works. It will rebuild Kasold Drive as a four-lane road with turn lanes and sidewalk improvements.
In the next two or three weeks, the northbound lane will be shifted onto new pavement, while southbound traffic will remain on the old pavement, as crews work in the middle, Thiel said.
The project is largely funded by a 0.3 percent infrastructure sales tax approved by voters in 2008, along with some state transportation funds.
The sales tax will also pay for improvements to Kasold Drive in the north portion of Lawrence, between Trail and Peterson roads, part of a $1.3 million pavement maintenance program funded from various sources. That section will see landscaping replace asphalt in the median, as well as drainage improvements.
The city’s road maintenance program will begin next week, proceeding in the following order and ending by Sept. 30:
- Crestline Drive from Westdale Road to Orchard Lane.
- Hillview Road from 19th Terrace to 21st Street.
- Ridge Court/Murphy Drive at West 24th Street.
- Various sections of West 20th Street and Terrace and West 22nd Street and Terrace.
- Tennessee Street from Ninth to 19th.
- Kasold from Trail to Peterson.