Contracted Street Maintenance on Louisiana Street to begin June 29

Maureen BradyCity, Construction, Municipal Services and Operations

Contracted Street Maintenance Program work will begin June 29 on Louisiana Street from 21st Street to 23rd Street, in coordination with the 21st Street Bicycle Boulevard work at 21st Street and Louisiana Street.

The intersection closure at 21st Street and Louisiana Street is expected to last until August 1 while street maintenance work is being performed on Louisiana Street. The street maintenance work includes curb and gutter, asphalt milling, pavement patching, and asphalt overlay. During this closure, there will be no through-traffic permitted, but local traffic will be allowed.

The 21st Street and Louisiana Street closure will impact transit Route 7. Southbound Route 7 will remain on Massachusetts Street, turn right at 23rd Street, and turn left on Louisiana Street to return to the regular route. Northbound Route 7 will follow the same pattern in the opposite direction. Passengers may flag down the bus at 21st Street & Massachusetts Street during this reroute. For more information on reroutes, visit, call 785-864-4644 or visit the Lawrence Transit Facebook page.

Additionally, work will occur on 23rd Street near the intersection of Louisiana Street, which will require a single lane closure of the outside westbound lane of 23rd Street. The work will include a stormwater sewer repair followed by pavement patching. This work is anticipated to begin in early July and be completed by the end of July.

Updates will be made available as the project progresses. Traffic control devices will be in place for all aspects of the project and suggested detours will be marked when full lane closures are necessary.

All project timelines are subject to change due to weather and other project-related delays. For more information on construction projects and traffic alterations in Lawrence, visit

Contact: Josh Carson, Public Information Officer, Municipal Services & Operations – | 785-832-7822