| Sunday, July 24, 2011
L AWRENCE J OURNAL -WORLD
Road work planned this week Lawrence ● Street maintenance project to level portion of 23rd Street near Haskell Avenue. Delays can be expected in the area. Completion: one week. ● Pavement resurfacing on 31st Street from Louisiana Street to Haskell Avenue. Road will be closed beginning Monday. Completion: Aug. 3. ● Water main rehabilitation on Kentucky, Ninth, 18th, 13th and Tennessee streets. Parking and a travel lane on Kentucky will be closed, as will parking and travel lanes on Tennessee. Single-lane traffic will still run through the areas. ● Phase two of annual street maintenance project on Sixth Street from Massachusetts to Iowa streets. Completion: mid-August. ● Complete reconstruction of the westbound lanes of Bob Billings Parkway from Kasold to Crestline Drive. Beginning July 25, Bob Billings Parkway will be closed at Crestline. Motorists should follow detours. Completion: one week. ● Repairs to concrete curbs and street pavement from Sixth to North Park streets and from Vermont to New Hampshire streets. Parking limitations and some single-lane traffic. Completion: mid-August. ● Add a center turn lane on Sixth Street between Folks Road and Monterey Way. Second phase construction will widen Sixth Street on the south side, eastbound lanes. Two lanes of traffic in the westbound lanes and one lane of eastbound traffic will be open. Completion: two to four weeks. ● Single-lane traffic both ways on Kasold Drive between Clinton Parkway and 31st Street for rebuild of road. Access from side
streets is right-turn only. Completion: late November. ● Add center turn lane on Kasold Drive from 23rd to 31st streets starting Tuesday. Southbound traffic will use the lane already being used, and northbound traffic will switch to new pavement. Completion: late fall. ● Kansas River levee closed (for construction of Bowersock Mills & Power Co.’s new plant) on the north bank, so users will be detoured to city streets crossing at the controlled intersection of North Second and Locust streets. Completion: late 2012. ● Second phase of overlay and crack-sealing projects could mean temporary single-lane closures. For a map of the overlay projects go to lawrenceks.org/public_wor ks/streetmaintenance and click on “2011 Street Maintenance Plan.” ● Microsurfacing program. To f ind out what streets are being worked on, visit the city’s website, www.ci.lawrence.ks.us. Completion: late July.
Douglas County ● Kansas River Bridge resurfacing project. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on U.S. 40/59. Completion: late October. ● County Road 442 closed for pavement rehabilitation from Lawrence city limits to Wakarusa River Bridge in Eudora. Traff ic will be rerouted to Kansas Highway 10 and North 1500 Road. Completion: end of July. ● North 1000 Road closed between U.S. Highway 59 and East 1200 Road beginning Wednesday as part of reconstruction and widening of North 1000 Road on the west side of a new U.S. 59 interchange. Local access for residents of area available. No marked detour available for other drivers,
who must use alternate routes. Completion: early September. ● East 800 Road closed to through traffic between U.S. Highway 40 and North 1750 Road for drainage replacements beginning Tuesday. No marked detour will be provided. The road will be closed to all traffic at North 1665 Road. No marked detour will be provided. Completion: mid-August.
U.S. Highway 24 ● Intermittent lane closures near U.S. Highway 24 and Airport Road as crews install sanitary sewer collection holding system. Completion: early August. U.S. Highway 59 ● North 200 Road closed at U.S. Highway 59 for frontage road construction work. Completion: late 2012. Interstate 70/Kansas Turnpike ● Reconstruction of three miles just east of Lawrence. One-lane traffic each direction between mile markers 208 and 211. Access to the Lawrence Service Area will remain open. Expect delays during rush hour. Completion: November. ● Replacement of 142nd Street bridge in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties. Both lanes of 142nd Street closed between Kansas and Riverview avenues. Daily lane closures could occur on I-70 and the right shoulder. Completion: late fall. Interstate 435 ● Pavement repair from 87th Street to Midland Drive and on the Holiday Drive interchange ramps in Johnson County. Lane closures from 7 p.m. through noon Monday through Friday and from 7 p.m. until 1 p.m. on the weekend. Completion: late October.
AROUND & ABOUT IN LOCAL BUSINESS ● Kansas Wildscape Foundation recently named Lynn Gentine as director of development. Gentine will work to advance both development and outreach goals for the foundation. In addition, Gentine will be responsible for operations of Wildscape’s O.K. Kids Program and WildLifer Challenge. ● Barbara Braa, CornerBank vice president and trust officer, was elected secretary of the Kansas Bankers Association Trust Division Board during the annual MoKan Trust & Financial Services Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, Mo. Braa has served on the board as a term director since 2008. ● The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming ribbon-cutting ceremonies: • LED Source, 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 10 E. Ninth St., Suite B. • Meadowlark Estates, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 30, 4430 Bauer Farm Drive. ● Kansas University-Kansas Small Business Development
Center staff will present a seminar on starting a business. The free seminar, “The Right Start,” will feature key items associated with starting a company and some of the pitfalls to avoid. A resource notebook may be purchased for $20. Pre-registration is suggested. Call 843-8844 or register online: http://ksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/Conferences.act ion. Upcoming sessions will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and also Aug. 16, Aug. 30, Sept. 13 and Sept. 27 at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, 646 Vt., Suite 200. ● Downtown Lawrence Inc. has a new office. The group has moved its office out of the US Bank Tower building and into a second-floor space at 833 1/2 Mass., above KizerCummings Jewelers. Cathy Hamilton, executive director for DLI, said the group decided it was time to have more of a Massachusetts Street presence. Hamilton said a sign
MORTGAGES The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 71 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday. Breakdown by dollar value:
$50,000 and below.....................24 $50,001-$100,000.........................10 $100,001-$150,000 .....................17 $150,001-$200,000 .....................13 $200,001-$300,000........................4 $300,001-$400,000........................1 $400,001-$500,000........................2 More than $500,000 ....................0
planned on Massachusetts Street will have a new logo for DLI, which is currently being worked on.
ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS COMPREHENSIVE REHABILITATION LOANS FOR HOUSING REHABILITATION The Community Development Division of the Planning and Development Services Department of the City of Lawrence has a limited amount of funds available for its comprehensive housing rehabilitation loan program. These loans may require monthly payments. The loan money may be used for foundation repair, wiring, plumbing, painting, roofing, and minor interior repair. This is not a remodeling program. Applications will be accepted through September 1, 2011 Basic eligibility requirements are that the recipient must be an owner-occupant of the property for a minimum of one year prior to application, the property must contain only one or two dwelling units, and the property must be located within in the city limits of lawrence. Mobile homes are not eligible for this program. Gross family income from all sources cannot exceed the following:
Family Size 1 2 3 4
Gross Annual Family Income $39,550.00 $45,200.00 $50,850.00 $56,500.00
Family Size 5 6 7 8 plus
Gross Annual Family Income $61,050.00 $65,550.00 $70,100.00 $74,600.00
Applications will be evaluated after September 1, 2011 and a list of potential recipients will be established. Applicants will be notified by mail of their application status after all applications have been evaluated. Additional information and application forms may be obtained from the Development Services office, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Level One, Suite 110, by calling (785) 832-3113 or (785) 832-3114, on the web www.lawrenceks.org/pds/
Planning & Development Services www.lawrenceks.org/pds