Archive for Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week

April 7, 2013



City construction projects are now mapped at

• The city will continue reworking the entire roadway of Iowa Street from Bob Billings Parkway south to the Irving Hill Overpass. Major delays are expected as there will only be one lane of traffic open in each direction.

The city recommends that drivers avoid the area and use 23rd and Sixth streets to go east and west and Kasold Drive or Kentucky Street to go north and south. Construction is projected to last through May.

• Street concrete will be reworked this week on Nicklaus Drive, Palmer Drive and Hogan Drive, east of Inverness Drive. Through traffic will generally be maintained, but there might be street closures.

• The city will add a traffic signal at 23rd Street and O’Connell Road as part of the improvements planned to assist in development of the former Farmland Industries plant on East K-10 Highway. The project also includes geometric improvements at the intersection, including a westbound left-turn lane and adding turn lanes on the north approach to the intersection.

Two lanes of east/west traffic will be available at all times for travel.

Expected completion: June.

• Beginning Monday, crews will reduce northbound and southbound lanes of the Kansas River bridges in downtown Lawrence to one lane as work on the underside of the bridge begins. The Kansas Department of Transportation is estimating the project will last through mid-June. During the project, one 12-foot lane will be open on each span, and the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph.

• Ninth Street, from Delaware to Pennsylvania streets, will be closed and reconstructed with concrete. The intersection of Ninth and Delaware streets will also be closed. Expected completion date: July 20.

• KDOT crews continue to perform work on the 23rd Street bridge between Haskell and Barker avenues, utility work and removal of the shoo-flies. Two lanes of traffic are available in each direction.


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