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Archive for Saturday, September 15, 2012

40 years ago: Right-of-way issues stall K-10 expansion

September 15, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 15, 1972:

  • Three acres may not sound like a huge tract of land, but that was the amount of property that was causing a troublesome delay in highway construction near Lawrence. As reported earlier in the week, a temporary injunction issued by a Johnson County District Court judge had prevented the State Highway Commission from acquiring a piece of land owned by S. R. Brunn, Rt. 2, Olathe, and the junction of K-7 and K-10. This delay in obtaining the right-of-way could stall or halt construction of a four-lane section of K-10 between K-7 and DeSoto. The issue was expected to reach the Kansas Supreme Court, according to Lawrence highway commissioner Robert Hagan.
  • A front-page photo of a cluster of bright sunflowers bore this caption: "This time of year, there's plenty of work for bees along the many Kansas roads festooned beautifully and colorfully with the state's official flower, the Sunflower. Here, a bee checks several of the inviting blossoms."

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