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When will that big bridge project on the Kansas Turnpike be finished?

Expect the $130 million bridge-replacement project — and all its related ramp changes, lane adjustments and other related items as the turnpike passes through the northern edge of Lawrence — to be finished in mid-September. “Everything will be open,” said Rex Fleming, project engineer for the Kansas Turnpike Authority. “New signs. New pavement. New pavement markings.” The project started in 2007. But don’t forget: There’s unrelated pavement-replacement work going on east of the Lawrence service area. That work, he said, is expected to be finished by Thanksgiving.

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