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LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas says Saturday’s football game against the Duke Blue Devils sold out.

The city warns fans to leave early and take detours to avoid road construction headaches.

Crews are working on the East 23rd Street reconstruction and water main replacement project in Lawrence. The city said the construction is causing major traffic delays.

The eastbound lanes of 23rd Street are closed through January. All two-way traffic has moved to the former westbound lanes of 23rd street.

The city warns anyone driving K-10 and taking the 23rd Street exit will be impacted by the road work.

“I can’t imagine 30 or 40,000 people trying to get to the game around 11 o’clock,” Lt. Myrone Grady, Lawrence police, said. “To come tailgating, give yourself a lot of time because if you do happen to get stuck in that traffic, it’s going to take a while.”

The city is also reminding fans that Lawrence Transit runs buses from Downtown to Memorial Stadium on gamedays. The buses will display #11 Downtown/Football Service.

Fans can park in the lower level of the Riverfront or Vermont Street parking garages for free. A bus ride to and from the stadium costs $1 a person. Fans will need exact fare because drivers do not make change.

The bus service runs two hours prior to kickoff and one hour after the game, or when there are no additional fans waiting for service.

The Downtown-to-Stadium bus service will pick up and drop off passengers at only three stops on Saturday:

  • In front of the Riverfront Parking Garage
  • On the west side of Vermont Street north of 8th (in front of the Senior Resource Center)
  • Memorial Stadium

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