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City answers call for pothole relief on Bardith Court

Mark Fagan

Good news arrived this morning for the folks on Bardith Court.A city maintenance crew showed up with equipment, asphalt patching material and a can-do attitude for addressing the source of resident Max Lucas’ frustration for the past three years: a growing lineup of potholes.Lucas, who built his home in 1969, ...

Obamaniacs can share rides to D.C.

Mark Fagan

TripVerde Inc. is recruiting Obamaniacs to sign on for a massive ride-sharing program, one designed to get people to this month’s presidential inauguration in an economical, environmental and entertaining manner.The program is being set up in 40 U.S. cities, including Kansas City, Mo.Anyone looking to make the trek — that’s ...

Kansas households move in 'near-perfect balance'

Mark Fagan

Economic-development types like to say that Kansas never records the market highs of California, Las Vegas or any other red-hot market — nor does the state suffer the rock-bottom collapses of, say, California, Las Vegas or other swing-susceptible areas.Now there’s more proof.The number of people moving into Kansas essentially equaled ...

Top five transportation stories of 2008

Mark Fagan

We're counting down the top five stories on various topics today as part of an annual recap of the top stories of the year we'll do later this month. Join the conversation by letting us know what we missed or what stories you think are important by posting a comment, ...

Road delays for Thursday

Mark Fagan

Drivers headed east on a section of Interstate 70 in Topeka will be squeezed into a single lane, as crews aim to prevent drivers from being pelted by potential falling debris from a bridge-repair project.The interstate’s left lane will be closed from just east of the Gage Boulevard exit to ...

Road work this week

Mark Fagan

Projects and detours that could delay your trip this Thanksgiving holiday week across town in Lawrence, or your ride to and from work in Topeka or the Kansas City metro area, according to government and agency officials:Lawrence• The Kansas Turnpike’s West Lawrence interchange is scheduled to open for all traffic ...

Potential delays for Wednesday

Mark Fagan

A few notes about approaching and completed road projects and repairs, with information from the Kansas Department of Transportation:• Traffic heading east on a section of Interstate 70 in Topeka will be squeezed into one lane Wednesday. The affected stretch will be from Eighth Street to Adams Street/Banner Trafficway. Pavement ...

New ads add baggage at KCI carousels

Mark Fagan

[DoubleTake Marketing][1] @ [Yahoo! Video][2]What's next: Ads on the back of a speeding ticket?In the latest incarnation of sales pitches infiltrating our lives in ways we cannot avoid, Kansas City International Airport now has advertisements affixed to at least two of its baggage carousels.The placements - called ADspressive Graphics - ...

Turnpike interchange to be ready by Thanksgiving

Mark Fagan

Exit 202 on the Kansas Turnpike is poised to reopen to all traffic by Thanksgiving, a month earlier than expected.The exit - officially known as the West Lawrence interchange, which is at the end of McDonald Drive and north of the Hallmark Cards production plant - has been only half ...

Ohio St. reopens, on brick, from Sixth to Eighth streets

Mark Fagan

The bricks are back on Ohio Street, and they're ready for traffic to roll.By 3 p.m. Wednesday, the street will be open to through traffic once again from Sixth to Eighth streets. Seventh Street will also reopen. That section has been closed since April as contractors rebuilt its base and ...

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