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Traffic light at 31st and Iowa inspires creativity among Lawrence locals

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We were stuck in traffic at 31st and Iowa this weekend and had plenty of time to collect some of the growing number of snarky Facebook posts about how construction has made the intersection LFK’s own gridlock nightmare.

The muse of an intersection was moving a bit more smoothly Tuesday, but that is likely temporary.

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Crews have been working on repaving Iowa Street from north of 31st Street south to about 34th Street, city spokesperson Porter Arneill said via email Tuesday morning. Part of the work was completed as of Monday night, and crews have removed the traffic control for the remainder of the week in preparation for graduation weekend, he said.

“The signal timing is working correctly and hasn’t changed. As would be expected, more traffic in the area creates more congestion,” Arneill said.

The work will resume on Monday, and then should be completed within about 10-12 days, weather permitting, Arneill said.

In the meantime, we’re getting a kick out of our fellow residents’ reactions to the stoplight of doom.

Here’s a selection of some of the best posts:

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