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Archive for Sunday, June 24, 2012

Traffic delays expected this week

June 24, 2012

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Motorists should once again expect delays on the Kansas River bridges in downtown Lawrence, this time as state crews inspect recent work completed on the bridges.

Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane from at least 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday as state transportation crews conduct inspections on the bridge. Motorists likely will notice traffic impacts earlier. Crews are expected to begin setting up traffic control devices at 7:30 a.m. The northbound left lane of the bridge will be closed.

On Thursday, work will shift to the southbound Kansas River bridge. Crews will conduct inspections from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but work is expected to begin as early as 7:30 a.m. The left lane of the southbound bridge will be closed.

Both closings are expected to last only for one day.

The Kansas Department of Transportation recently completed a major repaving project on the two bridges.

Comments

Ewok79 2 years, 5 months ago

And I though this article would mention the headache that is sixth street. I guess that i should thank the city "lack of planners" for that. I guess that they figured the best time to pave sixth street is duing monday morning rush hour. The weekend wasn't a good time to do so.

Rae Hudspeth 2 years, 5 months ago

I'm with you, Ewok79, I had to go a couple miles out of my way just to be able to cross 6th St and go south. Had to go past Kasold, as it was closed, past Monterey Way, also closed, and as far as Folks before I could head south. Folks was closed further south, so I headed west again, then I got turned around in the cul-de-sac neighborhood and had a helluva time finding my way out, finally ending up on Inverness to Bob Billings. I wouldn't had minded so much if there had been forewarning about the closures on a Monday morning.

Ewok79 2 years, 5 months ago

Ya I agree. A little warrning would be nice. That sounds horrible raerae, I cut though the walgreens parking lot just to head south, then ziz-zag across town because the constuction on the 23rd St bridge. It wouldn't be so bad if there was other roads to get outta town, but unfortunately that's not the case.

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