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Posted Friday, April 3, 2020 - 3:21pm

Public Works anticipates the pavement rehabilitation project on portions of Route 438 and Route 1029 will resume Tuesday, April 7, or Wednesday, April 8. The pavement rehabilitation project began in late September 2019 and was suspended through the winter. This spring, the work will be on Route 438 (North 1800 Road; Farmers' Turnpike) from Berry Plastics to the Route 438/K-10 (SLT) intersection.

Posted Friday, April 3, 2020 - 3:00pm

In an effort to protect the health and safety of Douglas County employees and the community, Douglas County is restricting access to all Douglas County buildings, effective March 19 until further notice. This safety measure is in accordance with guidance from local, state, and federal health officials to help prevent spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Posted Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 2:00pm

The bridge carrying East 1400 Road (old Louisiana Street alignment) over the Wakarusa River will be closed beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, for a rehabilitation project.  The bridge is located on East 1400 Road approximately ¾-mile north of North 1100 Road. Douglas County Public Works anticipates the project will be completed and the bridge reopened to traffic by June 13, 2020.

Posted Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:30pm

Using guidance from the Kansas Supreme Court and public health agencies, Chief Judge McCabria has issued several administrative orders since March 13 that will maintain critical functions of Douglas County District Court during increased concern over spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Posted Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 8:15pm

Douglas County’s top priority is protecting the health and well-being of our community and workforce. Many departments are coordinating the county’s preparedness, response plans and communication efforts, including Douglas County Emergency Management, Administration, District Court, Buildings and Maintenance, GIS, Sheriff’s Office, Human Resources and others.

Posted Monday, March 16, 2020 - 3:44pm

The Douglas County Treasurer’s Office is asking for your help in minimizing the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on our community and our staff. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, the Treasurer's Office will be closing its west Lawrence satellite office inside Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth Street, until further notice.

Additionally, the Treasurer’s Office will suspend all walk-in or in-person renewals at the Courthouse office, 1100 Massachusetts St., and its south Lawrence satellite office, 2000 W. 31st Street.

Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and is working with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Douglas County agencies, including Douglas County Emergency Management, city and county governments, schools and universities, health care providers, law enforcement and long-term nursing and skilled-care facilities.

Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:53pm

The bridge carrying East 1400 Road (old Louisiana Street alignment) over the Wakarusa River will be closed beginning March 16, 2020, for a rehabilitation project. The bridge is located on East 1400 Road approximately three-fourths of a mile north of North 1100 Road. Douglas County Public Works anticipates the project will be finished and the bridge reopened to traffic by May 30, 2020.

Posted Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 4:49pm

In January, Douglas County became a member of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a national network of local, state and regional governments working to advance racial equity and increase opportunities for all. GARE members collaborate and share effective practices to advance policies and practices and develop solutions to racial equity challenges.

Douglas County’s three areas of focus will be:

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