The Douglas County Public Works Department announces that beginning Thursday, March 26, 2015, E 1750 Road between N 400 Road (Route 12; State Lake Road) and N 500 Road will be closed to through traffic. The closure is temporary, and will remain in place while Route 1055 is closed to through traffic between N 400 Road and N 500 Road for construction work.
Residents along E 1750 Road will be able to access their properties from N 400 Road only. There will be no traffic allowed on E 1750 Road between N 500 Road and ¼-mile south of N 500 Road.
2014 was a busy year for Emergency Management spent reviewing and enhancing emergency plans, as well as continuing programs that increased the overall level of community preparedness in Douglas County. As we reflect on the year’s accomplishments, we can certainly be proud of the work we did and the partnerships developed, with other agencies, focused on the health and public safety of the citizens of Douglas County. We hope you will enjoy our 2014 Annual Report.
Effective immediately, Douglas County has lifted the Burn Ban. If you plan to burn, log it with Dispatch by calling 785-843-0250.
The Douglas County Public Works Department announces that beginning Monday, March 9, project work will commence to improve roadside safety on Route 1055 (E 1700 Road) from Route 12 (N 400 Road) to Route 460 (N 700 Road) at Vinland. Initial work consists of tree removal within road right-of-way between N 500 Road to N 600 Road. Route 1055 will remain open to through traffic during tree removal work, which is expected to complete by March 20.
With the measles outbreak occurring in various states across the country, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will host four community clinics around the county for people who want to receive the measles vaccine.
Four Clinics Hosted Around the County
The clinics will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.:
The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council will hold a grant workshop on Thursday, January 22nd encouraging potential grant applicants to learn more about the new guidelines and criteria for the 2015 Douglas County Natural & Cultural Heritage Grant Program cycle. The meeting will be at the Carnegie Center, 200 West 9th Street in Lawrence at 7 p.m.