Archive for Thursday, July 20, 2006

Traffic shift set on Main

July 20, 2006

Work on Main Street in the coming days will bring changes in traffic lanes, lane closings and could cause some delays, the city's Main Street project liaison said.

Ken Miller, the liaison, said that weather permitting on Friday, July 21, northbound traffic on Main Street will be reduced to one lane from 4-H Road to Ida Street to allow crews to place new pavement markings on Main.

The markings, Miller said, will facilitate the closure of both Main Street southbound lanes on Monday, July 24, so that road reconstruction can be done on the southbound lanes between Ida Street and 4-H Road.

The reconstruction of the southbound lanes will mean Main Street traffic will move in one lane each direction on the northbound lanes.

Miller said the traffic-pattern shift was tentatively scheduled to remain in effect until early September, depending on the weather.

Meanwhile, Miller said, work on Seven-Mile Creek Bridge is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 22, and will require intermittent stoppage of traffic on Main Street in both directions to allow for the delivery and placement of large support beams for the bridge.

He said the traffic stops, which will begin approximately 6 a.m. and continue until 9 a.m., weather permitting, could last up to five minutes at a time.

Also beginning on Monday, July 24, Miller said, utility relocation work will necessitate the one-day closure of the access drive just south of Holiday Terrace.

Then, on Tuesday, July 25, access from Main Street to Holiday Terrace will be closed. Kansas Gas officials report each access drive will be closed for up to an eight-hour period per day.

Only one access closure will occur per day to allow for access to businesses and residences.

For more information, contact Miller at 208-6650 and watch for Main Street updates.


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