$4.8M of summer road maintenance projects set to begin soon throughout Lawrence
photo by: Nick Gerik
Work is set to get underway soon on $4.8 million worth of summer road projects in Lawrence, including some that will affect areas near downtown and the University of Kansas campus.
The first projects in the city’s annual street maintenance program, which includes curb and gutter maintenance and milling, patching and overlay of various streets around the city, will begin Monday. Other projects will start later on in the summer and early fall, according to a news release from the city. The city estimates that all of the maintenance projects will be complete by Oct. 30.
Before each project starts, notices will be mailed to residents who are directly affected by the construction, according to the release. The notices will include the approximate work timelines and other project information. Traffic impacts will vary by location, but motorists should expect delays. All projects will have traffic control devices in place.
More information about all the road projects, including an interactive map, is available on the city’s website at lawrenceks.org/construction. Below is a summary of some of the major summer roadwork projects compiled by the Journal-World, along with an approximate schedule for those projects provided by Municipal Services and Operations spokesman Josh Carson:
11th Street and Fambrough Drive: 11th Street will be resurfaced from Fambrough Drive to West Campus Drive, and Fambrough Drive will be resurfaced from approximately Alabama Street to Missouri Street. Curb and gutter repairs will also take place on Fambrough Drive. The approximately $130,000 project is tentatively scheduled to begin on June 15 and be completed by July 14.
10th and Indiana streets: 10th Street will be resurfaced from Tennessee Street to Indiana Street, and Indiana Street will be resurfaced from approximately Ninth Street to 11th Street. Curb and gutter repairs will also take place on Indiana Street. The approximately $297,000 project is tentatively scheduled to begin on June 19 and be completed by July 16.
Indiana, Seventh and Louisiana streets: Indiana Street will be resurfaced from Sixth Street to Eighth Street, Seventh Street will be resurfaced from Tennessee Street to Indiana Street, and Louisiana Street will be resurfaced from Seventh Street to Eighth Street. The approximately $285,000 project is tentatively scheduled to begin on June 1 and be completed by June 10.
Eighth, New York and Connecticut streets: Eighth Street will be resurfaced from New Hampshire Street to Connecticut Street, New York Street will be resurfaced from Seventh Street to Eighth Street, and the 600 block of Connecticut Street will be resurfaced. The approximately $157,000 project is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 20 and be completed by August 10.
In addition to the street maintenance program, there are also street reconstruction projects that are scheduled to begin this year, one on 19th Street and the other on East 23rd Street. The 19th Street project will reconstruct the street from Harper Street to O’Connell Road, and 23rd Street will be reconstructed from the Haskell Bridge to the eastern city limits. Work on those projects will continue into 2021, according to the city’s Capital Improvement Plan.