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Archive for Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week

February 24, 2013

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Lawrence

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

A coming winter storm, which could bring large snow accumulations and high winds, may make traveling in Lawrence difficult beginning Sunday night and lasting until Tuesday when the storm leaves the area and city crews get a chance to clear the streets.

• 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. The construction is projected to last through May 2013.

• The city of Lawrence will be sealing street cracks in the neighborhoods east and west of Monterey Way, north of Sixth Street. Lanes may be closed temporarily during working hours.

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

• 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 may be street closures.

• Traffic on Kansas Highway 10/23rd Street will be reduced to one lane periodically (east and west), and the speed limit in the work zone will be set at 45 mph, as geometric improvements are made to the intersection of 23rd Street and O’Connell Road to accommodate turn lanes and a new traffic signal. Intersection work will be completed by March 29, but the signalization will not be completed until June.

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