Archive for Thursday, May 13, 2004

Future projects rerouting traffic in Eudora

May 13, 2004

Orange may soon become fashionable across Eudora, with several upcoming projects affecting traffic.
Later this month, improvements to the 14th and Elm streets intersection will mitigate problems with the dip in the roadway -- and affect traffic in the area. The intersection is expected to be closed for seven working days, but City Administrator Mike Yanez said detours would help get vehicles to points west and south of the intersection.
Although construction on the intersection in conjunction with completion of 14th street east to the Whispering Meadows neighborhood was expected to be complete by June 1, the city is delaying the start of the project until May 27, after Eudora schools close for the regular school year. Because of the intersection's proximity to Nottingham Elementary, it was thought construction would hinder traffic to the school.
Another street closure isn't expected until later this year, when construction is underway on the first phase of the city's middle interceptor sewer line project. Engineers from Burns and McDonnell told the Eudora City Council at Monday's meeting they anticipated construction on the project to begin in mid-July, with completion hoped for January 2005.
Engineers said the project would likely close traffic at Seventh and Oak streets for about 45 days.
The public is invited to get information about the middle interceptor sewer during a meeting at 7 p.m. May 24 at Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St. The subsequent City Council meeting will include a public hearing on the project.

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