Lawrence City Commissioner Boog Highberger says he still wants to finish the South Lawrence Trafficway.
But there's no funding available and he doesn't think a 32nd Street alignment would work, Highberger told an online audience Thursday on the Journal-World's Web site.
"I am not interested in delaying a solution to this issue, but the funding for the SLT is not available now and will not be for the foreseeable future," Highberger wrote.
"I have two primary concerns about the 32nd Street route: 1) constructing it on that route will be extremely divisive for our community, and 2) even if that route made sense 20 years ago, it does not adequately meet our present and future regional transportation needs," he wrote.
"I think our chance of getting funding for this project will be much higher if we can find a route with wider support in the community and that coordinates with needs of other cities and counties."