Car cuts around construction barricade on Roe Ave. in Roeland Park, sticks a landing in fresh cement

A wrecker begins pulling the car out of the cement on Roe.
A wrecker begins pulling the car out of the cement on Roe.

Crews for WaterOne had a rough day Tuesday. First, a construction worker backed into a fire hydrant at 73rd and Mission, flooding the street about 8:30 a.m. Then a driver plowed through fresh cement that had just been put down on Roe Ave. at 52nd Street. That project was to put the permanent road repairs in place after a WaterOne main fix.

The driver of the car was headed northbound on Roe about noon when she cut through the barricades that blocked off the construction in the far right lane. Construction crews had just finished the new cement when the car cut through. The car sank into the fresh concrete and had to be pulled out with a wrecker.

Workers were back at the cement repair as soon as the car was pulled out. The location is near the McDonald’s on Roe.