Route 1055 (East 1500 Road) — from Route 458 (North 1000 Road) to North 1175 Road — will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, June 15, weather permitting, for construction of a road rehabilitation project. The project includes pavement rehabilitation and safety improvements including paved shoulders, flatter roadside slopes, and replacement of narrow culverts.
No signed detour will be provided. Alternate routes from southern Douglas County to Lawrence include U.S. 59 Highway and Route 1057 (East 1900 Road) from Route 460 (North 700 Road) to K-10 Highway.
The Board of Douglas County Commissioners awarded a construction contract in the amount of $2,315,997.25 to Hamm, Inc., the low bidder. The project is funded by the Douglas County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
Update: As of Nov. 25, the project was nearing completion. Subject to weather, the contractor is scheduled to place the final asphalt surface during the next two weeks. Once the road is surfaced and painted, the road will be opened to traffic. Public Works anticipates the project to be completed by Dec. 18.