South Lawrence Trafficway (K-10)

Lawrence, KS
South Lawrence Trafficway (K-10)

The South Lawrence Trafficway project consisted of major grading, bridge and surfacing work on the K-10 connection, from south JCT US59/K-10 E to K-10 in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas. The project included the construction of a new six-mile stretch of four-lane freeway and the creation of more than 300 acres of new wetlands. The freeway realigned the existing K-10 highway, alleviated congestion on the streets of Lawrence, and created a southern bypass loop around the City. The new $138 million freeway was the largest single project in KDOT’s history and is projected to create a regional economic benefit that could reach $4 billion.

Owner Kansas Department of Transportation

Civil Engineer Kansas Department of Transportation & HNTB

ESS Role General Contractor

Project Duration 40 months

Self-Performed 70%

Awards ABC Heart of America Excellence in Construction

Scope of Work

Within a span of 3 years, ESS constructed 21 bridges, 22 reinforced boxed culverts, moved over 4 million cubic yards of earth, stabilized more than 750,000 cubic yards of earth, and paved half a million square yards of concrete to deliver above and beyond expectations. A total of 372,714.25 working man-hours were completed on this project and with ZERO lost time accidents.

Excavation & Grading 4,354,000 CY

Concrete 527,000 SY

Storm Sewer 19,000 LF

Bridges 21