Thursday, April 24, 2014

US 59 rehab work planned

By The Herald Staff | 3/19/2013

Rehabilitation work this week on Old U.S. 59 is expected to disrupt traffic north of Franklin County.

Northbound and southbound lanes of Old U.S. 59 from County Road N800 to N900 in Douglas County were to be reduced to one lane during daylight hours Wednesday through Friday for milling and overlay work, along with guardrail installation, weather permitting, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

The work is part of the rehabilitation of Old U.S. 59, portions of which became Douglas County and Franklin County roadways after the completion of the new U.S. 59 freeway between Ottawa and Lawrence.

The project’s completion date has been extended because of this week’s forecasted winter weather. Lane closures for Thursday and Friday are expected to be suspended in the event of winter weather.

Traffic will be directed through the work zone via a flagger operation. Motorists should expect delays of as much as 15 minutes and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible.

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