LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Construction will begin next week on a new cable median barrier on Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence.
The $1.15 million project was prompted by a fatal crossover collision in April 2011 that killed 5-year-old Cainan Shutt near Eudora. Residents along the busy highway between Lawrence and Kansas City had pushed for the cable barriers for years before that accident.
The Kansas Department of Transportation said Tuesday that the project will begin next Monday.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports workers will install a 2.3-mile stretch just west of the Church Street exit and a 2-mile section on both sides of the Kansas Highway 7 interchange in Johnson County.
The project is scheduled to be complete in mid-December.