From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 1, 1973:
- Rising construction costs and environmental issues were now expected to put the final cost of the proposed Clinton Parkway well over the $4 million projected in 1971. Dean Sanderson, county public works director, told the county commission today that costs had risen since the original plans were made. Sanderson said that structural steel had risen from one to two cents a pound in the past two years, and excavating costs had risen 30 cents per cubic yard.
- The Kansas Highway Commission was going to court to acquire right of way for another tract that was delaying construction on K-10 east of DeSoto. A petition seeking right of way across land owned by S. R. Brunn was to be filed in District Court in Olathe. Another petition involving land owned by William R. Sutherland had been filed earlier. Both tracts of land were near the junction of the proposed K-10 highway and K-7.
- The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce aviation committee was to bring its proposal for a city airport expansion before the Lawrence City Commission this week. The committee was promoting a $2.5 million expansion plan to be paid for by federal funds and a $625,000 city bond issue.