Archive for Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week

June 29, 2013



City construction projects are now mapped at

• The Iowa Street reconstruction project has moved into its second phase. The eastbound and westbound lanes of 15th Street/Bob Billings Parkway will be closed around the clock at the intersections of U.S. Highway 59/Iowa Street. Drivers should expect major delays and will need to find alternative routes during the closure.

• Bob Billings Parkway will be reduced to two lanes between Kasold and Crestline drives as the street is reworked. Speed limits will be reduced to 20 miles per hour. Motorists are advised to expect major delays and avoid the area if possible.

• Reconstruction on Wakarusa Drive began May 20 at Bob Billings Parkway. The first phase of the project includes Wakarusa Drive from north of Research Park Way to south of Bob Billings Parkway. It is expected to take six to eight weeks before phase two begins.

• The intersection of Ninth and Pennsylvania streets will be closed and reconstructed with concrete. Expected completion date: July 20.

• Kentucky Street, from Seventh to Eighth streets, is down to one lane. There will be intermittent closures of Kentucky Street when crews need to unload materials for the Lawrence Public Library or parking garage construction.

• The city will replace a water main on East 21st Street from Miller Drive to Maple Lane. There will be no parking, and the road will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until July 19.

• Crack sealing is scheduled north of Sixth Street in the neighborhoods east and west of Monterey Way. There may be temporary lane closures during working hours.

• There will be around-the-clock lane closures beginning at 9 a.m. Monday on northbound and southbound U.S. 40 over the Kansas River bridges. The bridges will be reduced to one lane each direction and traffic will be directed through the work zone via cones and signage. Drivers should expect major delays during peak travel times.

• The City of Lawrence will replace a water main on Oxford Road from Iowa Street to Hilltop Drive. There will be no parking, and the road will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until mid-August.

U.S. Highway 56

• All lanes of eastbound and westbound U.S. Highway 56 from East 1400 Road to Sixth Street in Baldwin City will be closed to through traffic as repairs are made on the road. A 30-mile marked state detour route will be provided. The project is expected to be competed in mid-October prior to the Maple Leaf Festival.

Old U.S. Highway 59

• Northbound and southbound East 1300 Road from North 1000 to North 650 roads will be closed to through traffic for a bridge replacement project on Old U.S. 59. Completion date: late August.


Jeanne Cunningham 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Although this information is helpful, a map with the areas of construction indicated by the locations where detours or barricades will be and/or the street/road in a significant color with an associated legend would be so much MORE helpful.

Yes, I see the reference to where the maps are, but it's not even a link. Why not also print the map for those who will never read all the text, anyhow?


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