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Survey project on east half of proposed South Lawrence Trafficway extension to begin Tuesday

December 27, 2010

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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.

Comments

skinny 3 years, 11 months ago

Its been in the making for 25 years, let's get this done NOW!

JustNoticed 3 years, 11 months ago

You haven't been paying attention, have you?

skinny 3 years, 11 months ago

Who cares! It will be built this time.

George_Braziller 3 years, 11 months ago

That route will never be approved because it's in the wrong place. It will be tied up in courts for another 25 years and eventually the road will be moved so it doesn't run through the wetlands.

lawrencechick 3 years, 11 months ago

That was a cruel headline, I actually thought for a moment that they were going to start building it.

bearded_gnome 3 years, 11 months ago

However, 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.

---Oh the humanity!

so, this survey will now be plagued with: wild beavers running amuck.
every salamander wrangler acting like a schmuck.

environuts protesting and burning their bras. chanting, "save the Waky, save the Kaw's!"

vapid lawyers in suits, bringing frivel lawsuits.

building more and mor beaver dams. all of them big hams.

-Oh the humanity! all that insanity! `

Keith 3 years, 11 months ago

The state has no money, who's going to pay for the road?

sditt54 3 years, 11 months ago

14 weeks to survey what... about 8 miles of roadway across flat land. The whole Trans-Continental Railway was probably surveyed in that amount of time.

Obviously I don't know anything about surveying, just surprised by the timeline.

Danimal 3 years, 11 months ago

I'll agree with you, all the soil studies were done years ago, so I don't know what could take 14 weeks. Lawrence needs this road to relieve congestion on 23rd. Actually, the city needed this road 20 years ago. Hopefully it gets built this time and the progress of an entire city isn't held up by a few self-righteous blowhards. Funny how the "enviromentalists" have never recognized that the plans more than double the size of the "wetlands" and will ultimately vastly reduce carbon emissions.
Besides, our ecosystem in this area has been so profoundly devastated a couple miles of highway will have virtually no impact.

Jeanette Kekahbah 3 years, 11 months ago

Geez, is your user name short for damanimals?

Funny how you think the "environmentalists" are stupid...ever occur to you they may actually "recognize" things you obviously have put forth no effort to learn about?

There is NO excuse for ignorance...and ignorance is NO excuse for the stupidity of NOT going SOUTH OF THE WAKARUSA RIVER.

Challenge me, please, someone, anyone, with clear, coherent intelligence - which would START with - oh dear - doing the homework...

THINK more, beLIEve LESS...just sayin.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 3 years, 11 months ago

What matter is it? We will mostly all be dead by the time this road is complete and the road signs will be in Chinese.

Jeanette Kekahbah 3 years, 11 months ago

Ha frwent you win today's most-likely-to-speak-truth title!

toe_cutter 3 years, 11 months ago

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Mike Ford 3 years, 11 months ago

funny I heard the great sellout Mr. Boyd state at a lunch discussion at ECM on campus last year state that there were hydric soils around the weltands and the area was originally wetlands. Don't contradict the sellout leading the choir to play god ignore other cultures and create fake wetlands for photo ops. BTW the Old Crow comment was flagged. It's not rascist not at all.

Jeanette Kekahbah 3 years, 11 months ago

And defenders gonna defend. Go ahead, keep testing us to see for how long...

Jeanette Kekahbah 3 years, 11 months ago

Ugh...WETLANDS were DRAINED in attempt to CREATE FARMLAND...EPIC FAIL...

conservative 3 years, 11 months ago

Connected gets the epic fail award. The area was not originally wetlands. It was an area that during the wet seasons drained slowly, but did drain. It has only ever been wetlands that maintains the species everyone is worried about disturbing after building barriers around the kaw to maintain a year round level of water. The newly created wetlands will be every bit as effective as the current man made wetlands.

Jeanette Kekahbah 3 years, 11 months ago

Oh really, conservnonative? READ THE SOIL ANALYSIS REPORTS! And puhleeze, you want to pin epic fail on me, FIND A REASON FIRST!

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