Archive for Thursday, May 25, 2006

Main Street update

May 25, 2006

The Main Street System Enhancement project is entering week two of work.

Work began Saturday, May 20, on Seven-Mile Creek Bridge, which is being replaced as part of the $15 million project.

The sidewalk on the west side of Main Street between Kansas Avenue and Ida Street is now closed to allow for work on the bridge. It will remain closed until the bridgework is completed.

Traffic continues to move over the bridge one lane each direction on the two easternmost lanes of Main Street.

Construction work in this area is scheduled to continue through the summer, weather permitting, said Ken Miller, the city's Main Street public liaison.

The Main Street System Enhancement project calls for widening Main Street from Connie to Ida streets to include a center turn lane, rebuilding the bridge over 7-Mile Creek, reconstructing medians from Gilman Road to Ida Street and constructing a "reverse frontage road" north of West Mary Street to West Kansas Avenue. Construction is slated to continue into 2007.

Residents with questions about the project can telephone Miller at (913) 208-6650 or contact him by email at miller@lansing.ks.us.

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