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Check these lane closures set for Tuesday in Topeka, KC areas

Mark Fagan

Some updates and new projects that could affect your driving Tuesday in the area: • The right lane for traffic headed south on U.S. Highway 75, on the Westgate bridge in Topeka, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday for work to repair concrete pavement. • The ...

Potential traffic delays for Monday through March 6

Mark Fagan

Scheduled projects that could affect your travel in the region during the coming week: Lawrence • Work continues on The Oread, a hotel and mixed-use project just north of Kansas University’s main campus, and that means ongoing traffic restrictions now expected to last through the end of the year: 12th ...

All lanes open on I-70 in eastern Topeka, after signs installed

Mark Fagan

Replacement signs are in place over Interstate 70 in eastern Topeka, and all lanes that had been closed to accommodate the work are now open, a highway spokeswoman said. The installation of new signs and supports, estimated to cost at least $40,000, caused varying lane closures along I-70 near the ...

KDOT planning for ‘Johnson County Gateway’ at K-10, I-435, I-35

Mark Fagan

Kansas Highway 10 connects with Interstate 435, which in turn connects with Interstate 35 — while nearly 500,000 vehicles negotiate the involved interchanges each day. The stretch of lanes, bridges and ramps now is the subject of a 27-month study, one designed to come up with solutions for handling the ...

Pavement repairs set for U.S. 69, I-435 in Johnson County

Mark Fagan

Two delay-causing projects announced Wednesday for area highways, as reported by the Kansas Department of Transportation: • Interstate 435: Traffic headed both east and west will encounter “intermittent” lane closures, between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Thursday, from Interstate 35 to State Line Road in Johnson County. Crews are scheduled ...

Sign repairs to close I-70 lanes, ramps Wednesday in eastern Topeka

Mark Fagan

Work to repair signs will spur closures Wednesday of lanes and ramps on Interstate 70 near the Adams Street/Banner Trafficway interchange in eastern Topeka, the Kansas Department of Transportation says. Here’s the info announced Monday by the department, including the schedule for Wednesday’s closures: Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, Feb. ...

Projects on Naismith Dr., North Ninth St. to squeeze traffic

Mark Fagan

The city of Lawrence reports two projects that could affect your driving this week: • Traffic headed north on Naismith Drive will be squeezed into one lane at 20th Street Tuesday , while city crews replace a water line. The lane is expected to reopen sometime Tuesday afternoon. • Work ...

Highway, road projects could slow your travel this week

Mark Fagan

A rundown of road and highway projects that could slow your travel in the coming days, taken from information provided by the Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas Turnpike Authority:North Second Street• Bridge work adjacent to the Kansas Turnpike in North Lawrence will spur intermittent overnight closures of North Third ...

Twitter: Where transportation news moves fast

Mark Fagan

Can’t wait for the latest in transportation news?Hop on Twitter.The Kansas Department of Transportation is offering up-to-the-moment text updates about traffic problems, weather conditions and road projects at two accounts on, the free online networking site that allows users to deliver and receive information in 140-character snippets.It’s the same ...

Gasoline prices on the rise, AAA says

Mark Fagan

AAA confirms what we’ve all been seeing at the pump: Gasoline prices are going up.For the first time in six months, the travel association says, customers buying gasoline in Lawrence and elsewhere in Kansas are paying more for fuel than they had been a month earlier.Here’s a look at average ...

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