To the editor:
Perhaps I'm missing something, but isn't the purpose of the South Lawrence Trafficway to move through traffic quickly and safely east/west on the south side of Lawrence? If so, what possible benefit would come from developing an eastern bypass and further restricting traffic flow on the existing SLT?
Mr. Haase's plan for the installation of more roundabouts for "traffic control" on the existing SLT is absurd. Why would anyone consider downgrading the only efficient and unobstructed route across Lawrence - a route that was designed for traffic movement? Failing to complete the trafficway will only put increasing pressure on 23rd Street, which is already congested. Lawrence residents, including Kansas City and Topeka commuters, need a safe and efficient way to get across town, not an eastern bypass.