Archive for Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wheel Genius: Roadwork planned for this week

May 26, 2013



City construction projects are now mapped at

• An 8.43-mile stretch of northbound and southbound Kansas Highway 10 will be reduced to one lane in both directions from the Interstate 70 Lecompton interchange south to the U.S. Highway 59 interchange for resurfacing work. Drivers should expect 15-minute delays and are encouraged to find alternate routes. Completion date: late May.

• 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 during construction if possible.

• Reconstruction on Wakarusa Drive began last week at Bob Billings Parkway. The first phase of the project is expected to take six to eight weeks.

• Street concrete will be reworked this week on Nicklaus, Palmer and Hogan drives, east of Inverness Drive. Through traffic will generally be maintained, but there may 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. 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. The signal will be fully functional Wednesday.

• 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.

• The city of Lawrence will continue asphalt patching in the area bound by Kasold Drive, Bob Billings Parkway, Harvard Road and Wakarusa Drive. Through traffic in both directions will be maintained, but partial closures are possible.

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.


Larry Miller 5 years ago

why isn't 19th street and Barker mentioned? 19th is closed at Barker

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