Construction is scheduled to begin Monday on two sections of a new cable median barrier on Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.
KDOT in July selected Gray Beal Construction Co. of Topeka for the $1.15 million project that was prompted by a fatal collision in April 2011. Five-year-old Cainan Shutt was killed when an impaired driver near Eudora crossed the median and struck the minivan driven by Cainan’s grandfather.
The project involves installing cable on a 2.3-mile stretch just west of the Church Street exit and a 2-mile section on both sides of the Kansas Highway 7 interchange in Johnson County.
Crews will work on the project during daylight hours Monday through Friday with occasional work on Saturdays. Beginning Monday, the shoulders on both sides of K-10 medians will be closed through the work zone, and there will also be occasional daily lane closures on K-10.
“There will be no lane-width restrictions, and a 60 mph speed limit will be posted through the work zone throughout the project duration,” KDOT said.
Message boards will alert drivers to any lane closures in the project, and drivers should expect minor delays during peak commuting hours.
The project is scheduled to be complete in mid-December, weather permitting.