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Lawrence officials to discuss traffic impact of new K-10 interchange

January 12, 2014

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City officials will meet with Lawrence residents Wednesday to discuss traffic concerns associated with the construction of a new interchange connecting Bob Billings Parkway and Kansas Highway 10.

The meeting will take place at the cafeteria of Langston Hughes Elementary at 7 p.m.

The meeting was arranged by members of the Foxfire No. 3 Homeowners Association, which represents neighborhoods in the Foxfire Drive area.

At question is how the new interchange will impact traffic along Bob Billings Parkway. Nancy Ohlde, president of the homeowners association, said residents expect traffic to increase along the road and are unsure how that will affect accessibility from residential side streets.

On Sunday, Ohlde said she did not know when construction was expected to begin. She noted many people in the area drive west on Bob Billings to work in Topeka or drop their kids off at school. Residents worry whether left turns from Foxfire Drive will be eliminated or, if not, how dangerous the intersection would become with increased traffic, Ohlde said.

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Ralph Gage 3 months ago

This is a public meeting open to anyone who's interested. David Corliss, city manager, and Chuck Soules, public works director, are expected to represent the city.

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