What’s going on with all the digging along Ninth Street, west of Iowa? About three blocks down for about another three blocks down. They’re digging up all the yards and installing something and really making a mess of it.
According to Lawrence spokeswoman Megan Gilliland, there were multiple projects occurring in this area — a utilities project, a parks and recreation project and a Black Hills Energy project. As of now, the utilities project is complete, the parks and recreation project is finished but still needs to have grass seed applied to the area, and the Black Hills Energy project was finished on July 2. The city’s projects took longer than expected after wet, rainy conditions this spring.