Construction to close stretches of Haskell, 11th, and Barker in Lawrence

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Starting Thursday, construction work will close some streets and require detours in eastern Lawrence.

Haskell Avenue will be closed to northbound through traffic from 11th to 15th street for street pavement rehabilitation, and 11th Street will also be closed to eastbound traffic, according to a news release from the city.

The closure of Haskell will flip to the southbound lane after the northbound work is completed, according to the release. Each street closure is expected to last “a couple of weeks.”

“The detours will be marked and located at 11th and Connecticut, 15th and Connecticut, 15th and Haskell, and 15th (N 1500 Rd) and E 1625 Rd. Access to the City Compost Facility will be from 15th (1500 Rd) North on E 1625 to 11th (N 1550 Rd),” according to the release — see a zoomable PDF version of the map below.

Lawrence Transit route 1 will be diverted to Connecticut Street between 11th and 15th, according to the release.

“Property owners and residents will be notified a minimum of 48 hours in advance of any restrictions to their property,” according to the release. “Please note that utility identification work, including location flags and small excavation sites may appear in your yard prior to the construction start date.”

Sanitary sewer improvements will require closure of Barker Avenue to through traffic between 15th and 19th streets for both northbound and southbound traffic, according to the release.

“The closure is for improvements to the sanitary sewer, and it is anticipated to last between four to five weeks,” the release states. “A separate street maintenance project is also planned for Barker Ave. after this sanitary sewer work is completed.”

Lawrence Transit route 15 will be diverted to Learnard Avenue between 15th and 19th streets during the closure, according to the release.

“All project timelines are subject to change due to weather and other project-related delays,” the release notes.


Further information about construction projects in Lawrence is available via the city’s website at The city’s interactive map of construction projects is available here.

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