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.
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).
Update: As of Nov. 25, Public Works hopes to open the road to traffic in late December. The Department experienced a one-month delay last summer waiting for delivery of the second precast concrete bridge. Both bridges are now complete, and the contractor is working to prepare the road base for asphalt. Public Works hopes to be able to place enough asphalt in the next two weeks to carry traffic through the winter. The final asphalt surface likely will be delayed until spring.