FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 19, 2012
Contact: Megan Gilliland, communications manager, (785) 832-3406
City infrastructure improvement projects for the week of October 22
(Lawrence, Kan.) - Infrastructure improvement projects for the week of October 22. NEW! Our construction projects listed are now available in a map format at http://lawks.us/construction-map.
Project: KDOT replacement of K-10/23rd Street Bridge between Haskell and Barker
Traffic Impact: Traffic on 23rd Street, between Barker and Haskell Avenues, has been shifted to utilize the shoofly detours on the north and south section of the roadway. Two lanes are available in each direction on the detours but traffic will be noticeably slower and speeds must be reduced on the detours.
Advance message boards will alert drivers to the lane closures. Drivers should expect major delays during peak travel times. Updated traffic information for the K-10/23rd Street bridge replacement project can be viewed online: www.ksdot.org/topekametro/laneclose.asp.
Project: 2012 Concrete Rehabilitation Program
Traffic Impact: Contractors for the City of Lawrence began the concrete rehabilitation program on Monday, April 30, 2012. Concrete streets to experience traffic impacts from patching include: Summer Tree Ln from Glenview to Princeton. In the coming weeks, traffic impacted streets include: Palmer Dr, Nicklaus Dr, Hogan Dr/Ct, Palmer Dr/Ct, east of Inverness Dr. Through traffic in both directions will be generally maintained throughout the project with flaggers, traffic control devices and signage. There is a possibility of street closures, if necessary, especially in cul-de-sac bulb locations. Residences and businesses will be notified if access to driveways will be restricted while work is performed. Please see the following link for mapped work locations for the entire street maintenance program for 2012: http://lawrenceks.org/public_works/files/2012_street_maintenance_AsBuilt_11x17.pdf
Project: 2012 Microsurfacing Program
Traffic Impact: Contractors for the City of Lawrence will be performing Asphalt Patching in Phase D locations, generally bound by Monterey Way to Wakarusa Dr & Harvard Rd to Inverness Dr/BBPW beginning in late August followed by microsurfacing in late October 2012 (if microsurfacing is not completed this season, it will be planned for Spring 2013). For patching and microsurfacing locations, through traffic in both directions will be generally maintained throughout the project with flaggers, traffic control devices, and signage. There is a possibility of street closures on residential streets only, if necessary. Please see the following link for mapped work locations for the entire street maintenance program for 2012: http://lawrenceks.org/public_works/files/2012_street_maintenance_AsBuilt_11x17.pdf
Project: Water main installation
Traffic Impact: Utility Department will install a new water main on Ponderosa Drive from E. 25th Street to E. 26th Street. There is no paring in the construction area and the road will be closed to thru traffic from Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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 2ndand 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: Miscellaneous Pump Station Reconstruction
Traffic Impact: EmCon, Inc. is reconstructing pump stations 35 and 37 and decommissioning pump station 28 as part of City project No. UT0919CS. The work involves the installation of gravity and force main sanitary sewer lines and pump station facilities. Work on pump stations 28 and 35 will impact Sandpiper Drive, North Michigan Street, Pike’s Peek Place, and Riverridge Road. Residents can expect to see construction equipment, materials, and construction activity within public right-of-way and utility easements. Work on pump station 37 will impact East 1500 Road from Elmwood Street to the pump station site located approximately 900 feet east of Lindenwood Lane. Residents can expect to see construction equipment, materials, and construction activity within the public right-of-way and utility easements. No access restrictions, lane closures, or detours are planned as part of this project.
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