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Archive for Saturday, October 1, 2011

25 years ago: Residents in path of bypass not yet notified

October 1, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 1, 1986:

According to a recent environmental impact study, the northern crawfish frog and other wildlife "probably" would be safe from destruction in the path of the proposed south Lawrence bypass. The study laid out the social, economic and environmental effects of building the proposed 14.3-mile, $38 million roadway. Although the frogs, whose only home was reported to be in the Baker Wetlands south of Lawrence, were deemed safe, five Douglas County homes were in the path of the bypass. Residents of the homes had not been notified, but according to John Young, Douglas County deputy public works director, the home dwellers had had "ample time to see where the alignment was" and to "figure out" that the route might go through their properties. Young added that the owners would be notified after funding and final construction plans were ready.

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Sarah St. John 3 years, 2 months ago

"There’s no point in acting surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for 50 of your Earth years, so you’ve had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaint and it’s far too late to start making a fuss about it now. … What do you mean you’ve never been to Alpha Centauri?"

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