KDOT Set to Install Cable Barriers Along K-10

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — It’s taken nearly a year of lobbying, but the Kansas Department of Transportation is set to be begin installing cable guards along K-10 east of Lawrence.

According to KDOT officials, construction on two sections of cable median barriers will begin on Monday. The project involves a 2.3 mile stretch along K-10 west of the Church Street exit, and a two mile stretch of the highway near the K-7 interchange in Johnson County.

The $1.15 million project was prompted by a public outcry for the cables following the death of 5-year-old Cainan Shutt in a DUI related cross-over accident near Eudora in April of 2011.

Weather permitting, KDOT says that the construction should be complete in December.

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