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Archive for Wednesday, October 24, 2012

23rd Street traffic shifted onto new bridge between Haskell and Barker avenues

Westbound traffic on 23rd Street between Haskell Avenue and Barker Avenue travels on the new bridge Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. During construction of the bridge, 23rd Street traffic had been moved onto shoo-fly detours. Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane are now open on the bridge. Crews soon will begin to remove the shoo-flies and complete work on frontage roads on each side of the bridge. This view is from the west end of the bridge looking east on 23rd Street toward Haskell Avenue.

Westbound traffic on 23rd Street between Haskell Avenue and Barker Avenue travels on the new bridge Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. During construction of the bridge, 23rd Street traffic had been moved onto shoo-fly detours. Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane are now open on the bridge. Crews soon will begin to remove the shoo-flies and complete work on frontage roads on each side of the bridge. This view is from the west end of the bridge looking east on 23rd Street toward Haskell Avenue.

October 24, 2012

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Eastbound and westbound traffic on 23rd Street — between Haskell Avenue and Barker Avenue — has been shifted onto a new bridge.

During construction of the bridge, 23rd Street traffic had been moved onto shoofly detours.

Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane will be open on the bridge. Crews soon will begin to remove the shooflies and complete work on frontage roads on each side of the bridge.

Updated traffic information for the bridge replacement project is available at http://www.ksdot.org/topekametro/laneclose.asp.

Comments

SloMo 1 year, 5 months ago

Hey. LJW, would you please report the status of the exercise path between 19th street and the Haskell campus? Is it open now, too? I use that for my (bicycle) commute.

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Take_a_letter_Maria 1 year, 5 months ago

Someone tell me again why we built a new bridge instead of building the road at grade. I understand why there used to be a need for a bridge, but without railroad tracks any longer I don't see the need.

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traveler12 1 year, 5 months ago

This is a significant step forward for infrastructure & transportation in Lawrence. So happy to hear about this. Thank you to the City and the contractors/construction crew for your work. Now, it's time to finish the SLT and get that project over & done with.

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gccs14r 1 year, 5 months ago

Traffic flow on 23rd won't be affected by completion of the SLT, either.

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blindrabbit 1 year, 5 months ago

Good, completed in record time. Too bad SLT has not been completed to provide relief for this bridge. My guess, traffic flow on east 23rd. will not be affected much by the bridge however.

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