Reconstruction of Jayhawk Boulevard

Posted on Aug 6, 2013 in Campus News and News

If you’ve been in Lawrence this summer, you’re probably very familiar with the construction that seems to impact our fair city every year. This summer, massive road construction has also tangled traffic on campus: Jayhawk Blvd. has been closed for most of the last few months, and other projects have taken place at the campus entrance from 15th St. as well as the intersection of 15th and Naismith.

There’s good news for students returning to the Hill in the fall, though– the construction is almost over, at least for now.

According to the Office of the Provost, Jayhawk Blvd. is scheduled to be open by Monday, Aug. 12 with new features that include LED lighting, wider pedestrian crossings and wider sidewalks. The work is part of a larger project to rebuild the boulevard and restore the tree canopy that once lined the street.

Click here to see pictures from this week of the construction, or watch the slideshow below:

The other construction projects are nearing their end, also. The intersections of Iowa and 15th St./Bob Billings Parkway and 15th and Naismith are scheduled to be open by Aug. 19.

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