Route 1055 from west of East 1700 Road to North 790 Road will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, July 20, weather permitting, for a road project. The project includes reconstruction of pavement and safety improvements including paved shoulders, flatter roadside slopes, and replacement of two narrow bridges and one culvert. Public Works anticipates construction will be completed by Thanksgiving 2020, weather permitting.
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 County Commissioners awarded a construction contract in the amount of $1,365,838.30 to Killough Construction, the low bidder. The project is funded by Douglas County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
This will be the second road construction project to begin this summer along Route 1055.