Work is progressing on the new U.S. Highway 59. This photo looks north toward Lawrence. The road in the foreground that’s running east and west is Douglas County Road 458, which is the same road that Wells Overlook Park is on. Completion of the new U.S. 59 — the $103.2 million, 11.1-mile stretch in Douglas County — is slated for late 2012. The nearly nine-mile long section in Franklin County has already been completed.