Start of construction on K-10 east of Lawrence postponed for one week

Drivers on Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence expecting to encounter construction delays Monday got a one-week reprieve.

The Kansas Department of Transportation announced the resurfacing project in Douglas County was moved from Monday to next Monday, Sept. 19, due to scheduling conflicts.

KDOT officials have contracted with Hamm Co., Perry, for a $4.3 million project to expand shoulders on K-10 east of Lawrence in Douglas County and install rumble strips to alert drivers who veer onto the shoulder. The project, which is scheduled to be complete Nov. 4 weather permitting, also includes milling and repaving the driving lanes.

KDOT says crews will not work during peak travel times — morning and evening rush hours and Kansas University game days — but KDOT says drivers should be aware of possible delays on the busy highway and adjacent interchange ramps.

The Johnson County portion of K-10 east of Lawrence already has rumble strips in the shoulders, but the Douglas County portion does not.

By George Diepenbrock

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