Parts of S. 56th St. to close for repair

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

Sections of S. 56th Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. next week for pavement repair.  The work is necessary to maintain the roadway until the reconstruction of S. 56th Street from Old Cheney to Shadow Pines Drive begins.  That project is scheduled to begin next year.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, May 19, S. 56th Street will be closed to all through traffic from Old Cheney Road to Waltz Road.  Area businesses that use Waltz Road will have access from the south.  On Tuesday, work will continue to the south with the roadway closed from Waltz Road to Cumberland Road for several days.  Only residential traffic will be allowed. 

During the S. 56th Street construction, traffic will be rerouted to Old Cheney, Highway 2, 70th Street and Pine Lake Road.  Message boards will be used to assist drivers with detour and street closing information.  Construction is expected to be completed by Friday, May 23.

Motorists are urged to use extra caution in or near work zones.  For more information on City construction projects, visit (keyword: projects).