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.