Kasold Drive

Kasold Drive, from 6th Street to Bob Billings Parkway, is a critical link in the City’s transportation infrastructure.

The existing pavement and base are failing and some areas are unsafe; curb & sidewalks are missing and broken. The corridor requires full replacement.
In early 2015 the City began working with CFS Engineers to prepare a concept study and design for the reconstruction of Kasold Drive.
Construction of the project is anticipated in 2016-2017.

Presentation to Lawrence City Commission

in Study Session

August 9, 2016

City Commission Chambers | 6 East 6th Street

Directly Following the 5:45pm City Commission Meeting
Complete Streets Option

Complete Streets Option

Reduction in Vehicle Speeds

Reduction in Vehicle Collisions by 40%

Reduction in Injury Collisions by 76%

Shorter Pedestrian/School Crossings

Buffered Bike Lanes

12' Driving Lanes

More Concentrated Traffic (ADT < single lane capacity)

No Additional Right of Way & Easement Requirements Likely

Cost to City of Lawrence = $3.97M

Budget Allows for Extension of Bicycle/Pedestrian Facilities North of 6th Street to Peterson Road

Budget May Allow for Repair or Replacement of Kasold Drive from 22nd to 23rd Street

Lane Reconfiguration, from 5 to 3 lanes along Kasold from 14th Street to 8th Street

Roundabout at Intersection of Harvard and Kasold

In Accordance with City's 2012 Complete Streets Policy

VS.
Typical Street Option

Typical Street Option

No Reduction in Vehicle Speeds

No Anticipated Reduction in Vehicle collisions

Longer Pedestrian/School Crossings

Non-Buffered Bike Lanes

11' Driving Lanes

Less Concentrated Traffic (ADT < single lane capacity)

Additional Right of Way & Easement Requirements Probable

Cost to City of Lawrence = $5.13M

Budget Does Not Allow for Extension of Bicycle/Pedestrian Facilities North of 6th Street to Peterson Road

Budget Does Not Allow for Repair or Replacement of Kasold Drive from 22nd to 23rd Street

Maintaining the 5 Lane Section along Kasold

Traffic Signal at Intersection of Harvard and Kasold

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We want you to have all the information you need. Take a look at some of these links and documents to find out more about the options.

 

  • Watch Mythbusters compare traffic flow at intersections here.
  • Curious about how to drive a roundabout? Click here.

 

 

  • Want proven facts? Check out these Roadway Configuration studies here.

 

Kasold Drive