Archive for Monday, July 30, 2012

40 years ago: North Lawrence intersection to get traffic signal

July 30, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 30, 1972:

  • The intersection of Locust and North Second streets in North Lawrence, long an area of concern to local residents and drivers, was to receive a stop light. The state highway department announced this week that traffic did indeed warrant signals at the crossroads, and city staff members said that Lawrence would probably apply for federal funds to pay for them. Traffic signals could cost anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000, according to George Williams, public works director. Williams expressed some concern about the project, saying that although there was adequate traffic to merit a signal, there could be be resulting problems, such as traffic backup at the location near the bridge and railroad overpass.
  • Maintenance work on K-10 east of Lawrence was to include resurfacing. Holland Construction Co. of Lenexa had been awarded the contract to put a machine-laid asphalt seal on the road from the Johnson-Douglas County line to the beginning of the four-lane portion east of Lawrence.


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