A survey project on the east half of the new proposed South Lawrence Trafficway extension in Lawrence will begin on Tuesday.
A member of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s survey crew will ask property owners and/or tenants for permission to enter private property.
The work doesn’t signal the start of the highway construction. The project hasn’t been scheduled for construction, and no funds to date have been allocated to build it.
But the survey work is required to keep the project on track, KDOT officials said in a news release. The project was discussed at KDOT’s regional consultation meetings this fall, and received support for inclusion under a new state transportation program, T-WORKS. Projects selected for the program won’t be announced before February 2011.
The scheduled completion date for the 14-week project is in early spring 2011, weather permitting.