A joint meeting between city and county commissioners to discuss the future of the South Lawrence Trafficway with state transportation leaders has been canceled.
The meeting was scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Thursday, but was canceled after Sally Howard, chief counsel for the Kansas Department of Transportation learned she would be unable to attend because she will be testifying before a legislative committee.
The meeting may be rescheduled, but a date hasn't yet been set.
Mayor Boog Highberger asked for the meeting as part of his efforts to convince state leaders that the uncompleted portion of the trafficway should be built south of the Wakarusa River. But two of the three county commissioners have supported a 32nd Street route for the trafficway, which would run the road through the Baker Wetlands. KDOT and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also have supported the 32nd Street route.