Archive for Wednesday, July 25, 2012

25 years ago: Pavement, water services to improve old ‘Drag Strip Road’

July 25, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 25, 1987:

  • Two contractors were currently at work on a $2 million project to pave a two-mile stretch of Wakarusa Drive between Sixth Street and Clinton Parkway and to install a water line from Sixth to just south of West 15th Street. City Engineer Terese Gardner said that, with good luck and good weather, the road should be fully paved by the end of the year, but that winter weather could possibly interfere with timely completion of the project. Planned developments along Wakarusa, especially the University, Corporate and Research Park at 15th street, were expected to benefit from the improved city services.
  • With Kansas University's football opener on the horizon (Sept. 12 at Auburn, with the first home game scheduled for Sept. 19), a season-ticket drive was set to kick off on August 5. Hank Booth, Don Johnston, and Andy Galyardt were co-chairs for the drive, with KU basketball coach Larry Brown serving as honorary chairman of the campaign.


windjammer 5 years, 10 months ago

Had many fun, happy hours on "Drag Strip Road'. That should still be our road and we should be holding races every Saturday night.

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