Construction Forces New Game Plan For Football Game

By: Brian Dorman Email
By: Brian Dorman Email

Lawrence, KS (WIBW)--Jayhawks football fans might need to come up with a different game plan when heading to the University of Kansas' season-opening football game because of construction.

Traffic officials will be posting electronic message boards, buying advertising on pregame radio shows and even stopping traffic on the way into town to warn drivers about ongoing construction at a turnpike interchange. It will likely force detours on Aug. 30 when Kansas plays Florida international.

More than 20 officials representing law enforcement, traffic engineering and the Kansas Turnpike Authority met before the weekend to work out plans for traffic.

Two ramps at the turnpike's West Lawrence interchange are closed for construction. Even with all interchanges open, traffic has backed up so much for games against Nebraska that some fans couldn't make it into Memorial Stadium until halftime.


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