Archive for Friday, August 10, 2012

Repaving project on South Lawrence Trafficway to cause delays for drivers

August 10, 2012, 12:37 a.m. Updated August 10, 2012, 4:08 p.m.


A resurfacing project will begin Wednesday on the 8.43-mile section of the South Lawrence Trafficway between the Lecompton interchange on the Kansas Turnpike and U.S. Highway 59.

Work will cause delays of up to 15 minutes, and drivers are urged to use alternate routes, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Work will be performed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, with some work planned on Saturdays, according to a KDOT news release. However, no work will be done on the road, which also is Kansas Highway 10, on Kansas University home game days.

The project includes patching pavement, as well as milling at ramps and bridge approaches, application of a new asphalt layer, chip seal on the shoulders and new pavement markings.

Next Wednesday through Friday, the two-lane highway will be reduced to one lane and cross roads will be closed at times while shoulder work is done.

Then, work will be stopped until Sept. 10, when resurfacing work begins on the highway itself.

The $938,218 project is scheduled for completion in early November, weather permitting. The project is funded through a program approved by the 2010 Kansas Legislature.


formerfarmer 5 years, 10 months ago

Is this K-10; turnpike to US59, East Lawrence city limits to Jo. Co. line, or Jo. Co. line to I-435. They seem to work on K-10 by sections. The above article provides no info.

bad_dog 5 years, 10 months ago

"The above article provides no info.

Other than the website address for "info" such as:

"Eastbound and westbound shoulders along both sides of the K-10 medians will be closed beginning on Monday, August 13, in Douglas County on a 2.3-mile stretch of K-10 from just west of the Church Street interchange in Eudora to approximately a half-mile east of the County Route 442 (N1400 Rd) interchange west of Lawrence and in Johnson County, on a 2-mile section of K-10 on a one-mile stretch either side of the K-7 interchange. Crews will begin work in Douglas County moving east, and then move to Johnson County working east. Also, there will 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. Crews will complete installation work in the highway median during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work. Project work is scheduled to be completed in mid-December 2012. "

hatfieldream 5 years, 10 months ago

Where along K10 will the closure take place? And will it only be closed next week Wed-Fri?

ctrowbridge 5 years, 10 months ago

We had incomplete information in our story. I've updated it with more details, which I hope clarifies some of your (understandable) questions.

Thanks! Caroline Trowbridge Community Editor

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