Road improvement projects to close 2 sections of Route 458 south of Lawrence and Eudora during next 9 months

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The Douglas County Courthouse is pictured Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022.

Two sections of Douglas County Route 458 are scheduled to be closed for construction, including one major road improvement project, starting next week.

Starting Monday, March 6, the road, also known as North 1000 Road, will be closed just south of Lawrence between East 1500 and East 1600 roads for roughly nine months. The work will proceed in two phases, one from March to June and the other from June to November, to ensure access to affected properties along Route 458.

The project is intended to improve safety along Route 458 in several ways, according to a release from the county. For one, vertical alignment will be modified so as to increase sight distance, and paved shoulders will also be added to improve traffic safety. Drainage culverts will be replaced and lengthened, and an eastbound right turn lane will be added at East 1600 Road. The work also includes resurfacing East 1600 Road south of Route 458.

And about a half mile west of East 2200 Road south of Eudora, another section of Route 458 will be closed for roughly five months from March to July for bridge repair work. That work will involve removing and replacing sections of the concrete bridge deck and approach roadways, plus installing new guardrails.

photo by: Douglas County

A map shows the areas of Route 458 south of Lawrence and Eudora that are set to be closed for road improvements starting next Monday, March 6.

Those with questions about the projects can contact Douglas County’s Public Works Department at 785-832-5293.


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