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KDOT has announced that project to install rumble strips on the shoulders of K-10 in Douglas County will begin this coming Monday September 12. The entire 8.5 mile stretch of K-10 in Douglas County will also be resurfaced and the shoulders will be widened to 10-foot outside shoulders and 6-foot inside/median shoulders. Rumble strips will be placed on both the interior and exterior shoulders.
According to KDOT spokesperson Kimberly Qualls, the project will start at the eastern city limits of Lawrence and both eastbound and westbound traffic will be reduced to one-lane and the speed limit lowered to 55 mph during work hours on the project. The press release also states that no work will take place during the peak travel times of 6-9 a.m and 3-6 p.m weekdays. Work will also be suspended on Saturdays when KU has a home football game. Crews will work primarily during the overnight hours, though some daytime hours may be used for repaving and reconstruction. The project is expected to be completed by early November 2011.
Drivers along K-10 should expect delays and are encouraged to find alternate routes of possible during the construction project.
The addition of rumble strips to the shoulders was ordered by Governor Sam Brownback earlier this year in response to a letter by Eudora Mayor Scott Hopson stating his and others concern about safety along the K-10 corridor.