Archive for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Road work on tap for Old U.S. 59 and 23rd Street

March 19, 2013, 1:36 p.m. Updated March 19, 2013, 3:34 p.m.


The Kansas Department of Transportation will be performing road work over the next two weeks on portions of Old U.S. 59 Highway and East 23rd Street.

Both lanes of a 1.5-mile stretch of Old U.S. 59 now are closed during daylight hours from the Franklin County line to North 150 Road for pipe extension work. KDOT said the work will continue through Thursday.

Starting Monday, another stretch of Old U.S. 59, from North 800 Road at Pleasant Grove to North 900 Road will be reduced to one lane each way during daylight hours for milling and overlay, as well as guard-rail installation. That project is scheduled to continue through Friday, March 29, weather permitting.

Also, a portion of East 23rd Street in Lawrence, between Haskell and Barker avenues, will be reduced to one lane each way from Monday, March 25, through Thursday, March 28 for milling and asphalt inlay on either side of the new bridge.

KDOT said traffic will be directed through the work zone via cones and signage, and message boards will alert drivers to the lane closures. KDOT said drivers should expect major delays during peak driving times.


Number_1_Grandma 1 year ago

It would be nice if RD Johnson worked on the project to get 23rd St by Barker done. Nothing gone on for weeks; when all that was left was side road finished. I see they put asphalt today during snow storm..LOL ( I hope that asphalt lasts ). Get the damned thing done already!


riverdrifter 1 year ago

Shoot, being a dinosaur, from the headline I thought they were talking about 23rd & Iowa.


FlintlockRifle 1 year ago

"""Message boards will alert drivers to the lane closures""" Yes like all of Lawrence road work about 100 ft before it starts, move the signs back at least 1/4 mile please.


EarthaKitt 1 year ago

$1 million would help too.


EarthaKitt 1 year ago

A map would be very helpful to me.


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