FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 24, 2012
Contact: Megan Gilliland, communications manager, (785) 832-3406
City infrastructure improvement projects for the week of February 27
(Lawrence, Kan.) - Infrastructure improvement projects for the week of February 27
Project: 17th and Massachusetts sanitary sewer
Traffic Impact: Private contractors are installing a sanitary sewer as part of the Dillons grocery store reconstruction on Massachusetts between 17th and 19th Street. Crews have been replacing the sanitary sewer in the intersection of 17th and Massachusetts and will continue the project southward on Massachusetts. Approximately 800-feet of sewer will be replaced with the project. The eastern-most lane of Massachusetts Street, from 17th to the entry of the Dillons property, will be affected throughout the replacement and the lane will be opened as construction work moves south from the intersection.
Project: Minnesota Street waterline replacement
Traffic Impact: On February 6, city crews began this project which involves the replacement of a waterline on Minnesota St. from W. 3rd to W. 4th Street. The project should be completed March 30 and will be completed during the weekday working hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Work will be completed primarily within the city’s street right-of-way. Temporary No Parking zones will be established in the work site area, in addition to other parking restrictions on an as-needed basis. Cars parked in No Parking zones will be towed. Local traffic access will be maintained at all times. Temporary street closings may occur at intersections while work is in process in the area.
Project: 6th Street turn-lane
Traffic Impact: Private contractors are in the process of extending the roadway on 6th Street, west of George Williams Way. One lane of westbound 6th Street, west of George Williams Way will be closed intermittently during construction, which is expected to last until the end of May.
Project: Levee trail detour for power plant expansion
Traffic Impact: A portion of the Kansas River levee trail has been closed for the construction of the Bowersock Mills & Power Co.’s new plant on the north bank of the Kansas River. A detour on the trail will take users from the trail to city streets crossing at the controlled intersection of 2nd and Locust Streets. Signage will be clearly posted marking the detour route to direct users throughout the detour. The city urges drivers and trail users to use caution when travelling through the intersection. The detour will run for the duration of the project, which is projected to last 20 months (starting April 2011). For more information, contact the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, at (785) 832-3450.
Project: Lawrence Municipal Airport sanitary sewer improvements
Traffic Impact: No impacts at this time, construction activities are currently on hold.
Project: 23rd Street Bridge utilities relocation
Traffic Impact: The Utility Department will relocate the water lines along 23rd Street from Approximately Barker Avenue to just east of the Douglas County Maintenance yard at 711 E. 23rd Street and reconstruct sanitary sewer piping along the Burroughs Creek alignment north and south of E. 23rd Street. The project began in December of 2011 and will continue to June 2012. No traffic impacts to E. 23rd Street are anticipated as part of this project. North Perimeter Road and E. 23rd Street Frontage Road will be closed to through traffic during construction. Access to E. Perimeter Road, Douglas County Maintenance Yard, and businesses along E. 23rd Frontage Road will be maintained at all times during construction.
Route 7 Northbound
The bus shelter at 17th and Massachusetts is temporarily closed due to road work. Please move instead to the north side of the intersection to catch the bus.
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