Construction work starting next week near the intersection of Ninth and Iowa streets in Lawrence will mean lane closures and traffic signal interruptions in the area, according to a city news release.
The work, which is expected to last through May, aims to “greatly improve pedestrian access,” according to the release.
Starting Monday, Feb. 14, city workers will install sidewalk on the south side of Ninth Street west of its intersection with Iowa Street, which will require closure of the outside eastbound lane of Ninth Street.
Throughout the project, lane closures will also be necessary on the outside lanes of southbound and northbound Iowa Street and westbound Ninth Street, according to the release. The city will announce specific timing of lane closures on Facebook and Twitter. Traffic signals will also be out of service at times, and they’ll be replaced by temporary stop signs.
“When complete, the project will provide new pedestrian access on the north and south sides of 9th St. west of Iowa St. as well as replace three sidewalk ramps, replace three signal poles and appurtenances, and replace 1,200 ft. of old water main,” according to the release.
Lawrence Transit stops 312, on route 36, and 327, on routes 4 and 36, will be closed during construction. Alternative stops will be stops 353 and 354 at Rockledge Road and Ninth Street for route 36, and stop 212 at Ninth and Iowa streets for route 4, according to the release.