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When will the merge lane be finished that comes from the new roundabout from Iowa Street, leading onto Interstate 70? Currently, there is no formal merge lane westbound, which is hazardous.

The ramp you’re referring to is slated to be finished in September, said Rex Fleming, project engineer for the Kansas Turnpike Authority. That’s when the authority’s ongoing $130 million project to replace the Kansas River bridges and overhaul the turnpike as it passes through Lawrence is scheduled to be at or approaching completion. “The lanes will be where they are going to be permanently, and at that time you will have full use of that entry ramp,” Fleming said.

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