Archive for Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More stimulus funds heading to Lawrence, Franklin County

March 31, 2009


A brick street restoration project on New York Street and a pedestrian-bicycle path on Clinton Parkway will receive federal stimulus funding, officials said Tuesday.

The projects, along with two in Franklin County, were among the 14 selected by the Kansas Department of Transportation for inclusion in the Transportation Enhancement Program and made possible by the federal stimulus package.

“The Transportation Enhancement program provides federal highway funds for projects that strengthen the cultural, aesthetic or environmental value of our transportation system,” said KDOT Secretary Deb Miller.

These area projects were selected from more than 100 applicants:

• Restoration of the brick street on New York from Ninth to 12th streets.

• Pedestrian-bicycle path on Clinton Parkway from Wakarusa Drive to K-10.

• Rehabilitation of six Midland Railway Line timber railroad trestles between Montana Road and Pawnee Road in Franklin County.

• Lighting enhancements along the Prairie Spirit Rail Trail between Fifth and 23rd streets in Ottawa.


average 9 years ago

Not to jinx our chances of getting Obamabucks, but, um, isn't there already a pedestrian-bicycle path on Clinton Parkway from Waky to K-10? What have I been riding on, on the north side of Clinton, for the last decade-plus?

Danimal 9 years ago

average, you must be a neo-con, racist hate monger for suggesting that this initiative is ill-advised and unnecessary.

I have to say, a brick street restoration and widening a sidewalk seem like a waste of money as my poor car is being beaten to death by Lawrence's horrible, pothole-riddled roads.

mcontrary 9 years ago

I certainly hope to see a few dollars from somewhere applied to repairing the trails in Burcham park. They were damaged in the spring flooding a few years ago and were never repaired. Then, there was further damage during the construction of the boat house. Please, someone, repair these trails. They are the only local walking trails that are smooth and not paved. They were perfect for gimpy joints before they were covered by sand, eroded into the river or scoured with potholes, depending on their location.

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