Archive for Monday, October 8, 2012

Going to Baldwin City? Take U.S. Highway 59, not County Road 1055

October 8, 2012


County Road 1055, which is Sixth Street in Baldwin City, is currently closed at the bottom of Baldwin Hill, a mile north of the Baldwin City limits.

Keith Browning, director of Douglas County Public Works, suggests anyone from Lawrence traveling to Baldwin City should take U.S. Highway 59 to Highway 56. Baldwin City’s annual Maple Leaf Festival takes place this year on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21.

Highway 59 is expected to open by the end of next week, said Kimberly Qualls, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Transportation.


LawrenceTownie 5 years, 4 months ago

Someone must have dropped the ball when planning to have one of the main arteries into Baldwin City closed or a huge detour on country roads during Maple Leaf Festival. What were you guys thinking?? MAYBE YOU WERE NOT?????

hyperinflate 5 years, 4 months ago

Actually it was imperative to get 1055 completed ahead of planned closures for 56 Highway in Spring 2013, where they will be replacing 3 bridges. It will be our only route to Lawrence for a good, long stretch of time.

LawrenceTownie 5 years, 4 months ago

I have heard thru the Baldwin Grapevine that 56 will not be closed, but detoured and not on 1055. KDOT has had landowners move fences, they are still in the process. Looks to me like they may have cars go around the current bridges as they are replaced, just like they are doing on east 23rd street in Lawrence.

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