Archive for Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week

October 8, 2011



• Mill and overlay project began Sept. 7 on Kasold Street from Trail to Peterson roads. There will be at least one lane of traffic open in each direction. Completion: mid-October.

• Resurfacing project on County Road 1061 from the Franklin County line to North 1200 Road. Traffic will be restricted to one lane and will be controlled through the work area. Completion: Nov. 4.

• Water main rehabilitation on Kentucky, Ninth, 18th, 13th and Tennessee streets. Parking and a travel lane on Kentucky will be closed, as will parking and travel lanes on Tennessee. Single-lane traffic will still run through the areas. Completion: 2012.

• Single-lane traffic on Kasold Drive between Clinton Parkway and 31st Street for rebuilding of road. Eastbound traffic on Clinton Parkway will have one through lane and one left-turn lane. Right turns onto Kasold will be allowed from the through lane. Access from side streets is right-turn only. Completion: late November.

• Add center turn lane on Kasold Drive from Clinton Parkway to 31st streets. Southbound traffic will use the lane already being used, and northbound traffic will switch to new pavement. Drivers passing through the construction zone via Clinton Parkway eastbound will be limited to one through lane and one left turn lane. Completion: late fall.

• Kansas River levee closed for construction of Bowersock Mills & Power Co.’s new plant on the north bank, so users will be detoured to city streets crossing at the controlled intersection of North Second and Locust streets. Completion: late 2012.

• Second phase of overlay and crack-sealing projects could mean temporary single-lane closures. For a map of the overlay projects, visit

• Final phase of a mill/overlay of Sixth Street between Missouri and Iowa streets. All that remains is completion of a turn lane near Michigan Street. Completion: first week of October.

• Minor concrete patching on repairs to Kasold Frontage north of Tam O’Shanter and Camelback Drive near Quail Creek Drive. Some single lane traffic and parking impact, but it will be minimal. Completion: mid- to late October.

• During the week of Oct. 10, the intersection of Wheat State and Eldridge Streets will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and down to one lane during the evenings. This is so crews can replace the valley gutter at the intersection.

Douglas County

• Kansas River Bridge resurfacing project. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on U.S. Highway 40-59. Completion: late October.

U.S. Highway 24

• Resurfacing project began Thursday with varying lane closures both eastbound and westbound over a 10-mile stretch of highway. Drivers should plan for 15-minute delays at the maximum. Completion: mid-October.

U.S. Highway 59

• Northbound lanes over the Wakarusa River bridge will be reduced to one lane during repair and resurfacing project. Completion: late October.

• North 200 Road closed at U.S. Highway 59 for frontage road construction work. Completion: late 2012.

Interstate 35

• Northbound lane will have closures between 75th Street to I-635 and from 18th Street to Southwest Blvd. on Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Completion: Monday.

Interstate 70/Kansas Turnpike

• Pavement repair will close varying lanes in Topeka from the Adams Interchange to the Kansas Turnpike Authority toll booth. Completion: early September.

• Project maintenance will close westbound Interstate 470 to westbound I-70 bridge in Shawnee County for repair work. A marked detour will be provided. Completion: mid-October.

• Reconstruction of three miles just east of Lawrence. One-lane traffic each direction between mile markers 208 and 211. Access to the Lawrence Service Area will remain open. Expect delays during rush hour. Completion: November.

• Replacement of 142nd Street bridge in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties. Both lanes of 142nd Street closed between Kansas and Riverview avenues. Daily lane closures could occur on I-70 and the right shoulder. Completion: late fall.

Interstate 435

• Pavement repair from 87th Street to Midland Drive and on Holiday Drive interchange ramps in Johnson County. One lane closed from 7 p.m. through noon Monday through Friday and from 7 p.m. until 1 p.m. on the weekend. Two lanes closed 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. on the weekend. Completion: late October.

• Westbound left lane closed at US-69 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday for bridge work.

Kansas Highway 10

• Various lane closures eastbound of Lawrence to the Douglas/Johnson County line for pavement repair work. Work will not occur during peak travel times during the work week (6 a.m. - 9 p.m., 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.) Completion: Friday.


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