Rebuilt 31st Street now open from Ousdahl to Haskell

An aerial view looking toward the south, shows the intersection of 31st and Louisiana streets on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.

A section of 31st Street that had been closed for more than a year reopened around noon Friday.

Thirty-first Street between Ousdahl Road and Haskell Avenue, which had been closed since June 2014 as part of the South Lawrence Trafficway project, was originally scheduled to reopen Wednesday.

But earlier this week, Kansas Department of Transportation officials told city engineer David Cronin that they needed a few extra days “to get to the 100 percent complete stage.”