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KDOT surveys target property

March 25, 2009

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Kansas Department of Transportation knows where the South Lawrence Trafficway is supposed to go.

Now the department is conducting detailed surveys to pinpoint a specific alignment for the 5-mile stretch of highway, which would connect U.S. Highway 59 and Kansas Highway 10 at the southeastern edge of the city.

“We’re trying to identify the portions of right-of-way that will be necessary when the trafficway is built,” said Corky Armstrong, engineering manager for the department’s State Road Office. “We need to identify what’s required, first, before we even start looking at what the costs are. We just want to identify areas that we would be required to buy.

“We haven’t identified any money to buy the right-of-way or to construct anything. Probably, depending on priorities, the next highway bill would be the earliest we would have any money to do anything. And (the trafficway) may not be high enough on the priority list to fund the right-of-way or construction.”

A new highway bill is no sure thing either, he said.

“It may be next year or 10 years from now,” Armstrong said. “It’s all up to the Legislature.”

Comments

b8es 5 years ago

Alright! They're finally building it! Everyone knows that the first sign of a road project is a survey crew. Those little wooden sticks and plastic flags will soon be replaced by roaring earthmovers and paving machines.

Look out little wetland creatures, here comes the SLT!

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years ago

"A new study released yesterday indicates that individually, vegetarians create 3 times the carbon footprint of non-vegetarians."

I'll bet there was no agenda behind that "study." (sarcasm.)

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logrithmic 5 years ago

I thought the 59 expansion was a four lane highway?


If you don't count the existing two-lane road (that was recently paved - two workers lost their lives in that effort) that's been turned into a "service road" and will run parallel too the new four lane SprawlMart Truckway.

All for $250 million of our hard earned bucks. Coming soon - a 4 laned 56 highway from Gardner to 56 Highway to permit trucks from the new Mexican-American truck depot to short cut over to the SLT and I70. And there's talk that KDOT will be pushing another road from Gardner to K10 that will cross through the Sunflower Army Depot, an area that developturds have been wanting to develop for a long time - yes sir - put subdivisions on a known chemical waste dump.

But who cares? It's go go capitalism. We'll let the taxpayer pay for the clean up!

God bless!

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logrithmic 5 years ago

I think all employees of KDOT should have to pee in a jar in order to request funding.

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situveux1 5 years ago

I thought the 59 expansion was a four lane highway?

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logrithmic 5 years ago

"logrithmic hasn't ventured outside his or her home in 25 years."


Has nothing to do with anything. The rightwing stupidity for all to see.

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Chris Ogle 5 years ago

“It may be next year or 10 years from now,” Armstrong said

or... 300 million years, and you will be building it in the dark

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BigPrune 5 years ago

logrithmic hasn't ventured outside his or her home in 25 years.

A new study released yesterday indicates that individually, vegetarians create 3 times the carbon footprint of non-vegetarians.

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logrithmic 5 years ago

Poor KDOT. Not content with $250 million of taxpayer funds to six-lane 59 highway for Sprawl-Mart trucks, it desires even more money so that it can continue its mission to pave the countyside. Oh yes, can't you see it now, like a developturd wet dream - concrete and asphalt as far as the eye can see - with shiny new pickups and SUVs and semis lining the highways and spewing beautiful lovely gasses into the atmosphere (invisible but clean - like God).

It's enough to set one's flagpole on edge and get Old Glory waving just a little harder!

Amen!

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