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Archive for Saturday, September 29, 2012

Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week

September 29, 2012

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Lawrence

City construction projects are now mapped at http://lawks.us/construction-map.

•Traffic heading in both directions on the 23rd Street bridge near Haskell Avenue will be redirected as crews work to rebuild the bridge. Two lanes are now available in each direction, but speed limits are reduced on the detours. Completion: November 2012.

• The Kansas River levee is closed for construction of Bowersock Mills and Power Co.’s new plant on the north bank. Users will be detoured to city streets crossing at the controlled intersection of North Second and Locust streets. Completion: late 2012.

• Crews are patching asphalt in neighborhoods around the Wakarusa Drive, Harvard Road, Monterey Way and Inverness Drive area. Through traffic should be maintained. Completion: spring 2013

Kansas Highway 10

• The Kansas Department of Transportation is resurfacing an 8.43-mile section of K-10 from the I-70/Kansas Turnpike Lecompton interchange south to the US-59 interchange in Lawrence. Drivers should expect delays. The speed limit during working hours is 55 miles per hour. More information can be found at ksdot.org/topekametro/laneclose.asp. Completion: November 2012.

East 1900 Road

• County Road 1057/East 1900 Road is closed between the Kansas Highway 10 interchange and County Road 458/North 1000 Road. A marked detour is provided. Completion: November 2012.

U.S. Highway 59

• North 200 Road is closed at U.S. Highway 59 for frontage road construction work. Completion: late 2012.

Comments

RadarC 2 years, 2 months ago

The N200 road is open. I drove down the frontage road from N550 to N200 yesterday to check out the new frontage road. The frontage road is paved from N550 to N200. N200 road itself is a gravel road. I was curious about the new frontage road because I often see frontage road traffic moving faster than the traffic on Highway 59. I discovered that the speed limit is 45 mph on the frontage road. Also, the new highway is more easily visible from the frontage road.

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