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.
Message to the community from: Dan Partridge, Director of Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health; Russ Johnson, CEO and President of LMH Health; Sarah Plinsky, Douglas County Administrator; and Craig Owens, City of Lawrence Manager
We continue to work closely together – now more than ever - to protect the health and safety of all Douglas County residents and to provide critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is our top priority.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
For Douglas County residents who own a barn but are unsure whether it’s worth saving or how to approach repairing it, there’s an opportunity to receive an evaluation grant through the Kansas Barn Alliance’s “Let’s Get Started” program.
The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council will host an informational meeting about the evaluation grant program at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Flory Meeting Hall.
April 1, 2020, is Census Day. The census is a count of all persons living in the United States that is conducted every 10 years by the federal government and is required by the U.S. Constitution. It is used to determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives, how federal and state legislative districts are redrawn, and the appropriation of federally-funded programs.