Beginning on Monday, March 11th, work is scheduled to start on the 19th Street Reconstruction and Pedestrian Tunnel projects. These consist of street, sidewalk, waterline, storm and sanitary sewer improvements on 19th Street from Iowa Street to Naismith Drive and pedestrian tunnels at 19th and Iowa Streets.
From the start date ― and lasting for the duration of the project ― Iowa Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction and access between Iowa and 19th Street will be closed. Also starting March 11th, utility relocation will require several days of 19th Street closure from Iowa Street to Ousdahl Road. After the utility relocation is complete, the first phase of the project will require 19th Street closure from Iowa Street to Stewart Avenue and from Ousdahl Road to Naismith Drive. Traffic control devices will be in place to direct traffic. The contractor will provide access to local residents. Expect delays in the area.
The City will provide construction and road closure updates as the project progresses. Project completion is expected in August 2019. The project contractor is RD Johnson of Lawrence, KS.
More construction information, resources, and a current road construction map are available on the City’s website at https://lawrenceks.org/construction/