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Commissioner dislikes 32nd Street SLT plan

April 22, 2006

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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."

Read the full transcript of Highberger's chat.

Comments

Lonestar1 9 years ago

Let's face it nothing is going to make everyone happy. It is well past time to think of the greater good of the community. No matter what route the road takes, someone will be up set and cry over it. Just build it! We voted 20 years ago to build it and have been fighting over a man made swamp ever since.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years ago

I can see that you don't want to be the one "up set" when you don't get your way.

SpeedRacer 9 years ago

"...constructing it on that route will be extremely divisive for our community ..." The devisiveness will be only temporary and won't be helped by the high profile people fanning the flames. And. don't worry, Boog, the pot farms can easily relocate. Get on with it!

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