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.