Weather permitting, Douglas County Public Works anticipates reopening by 5:00 PM, Friday, December 1, the portions of N 1500 Road, N 1550 Road and E 1625 Road east of Lawrence that have been closed since August 21. Remaining construction contract items anticipated to be completed this week include additional asphalt paving, final grading, and traffic control signage and pavement markings.
The closures are for a construction project to replace the narrow culvert under N 1500 Road between the BNSF railroad tracks and the E 1625 Road intersection, and to replace the culvert under N 1550 Road just west of the E 1625 Road intersection. In addition, the project includes relocating the channel along the west side of E 1625 Road to provide additional clear zone distance between the roadway and the channel.
The Board of County Commissioners awarded a contract in the amount of $665,184.20 to the low bidder, King’s Construction, for this project. Funding for the project comes from Douglas County’s Capital Improvement Program.