South Lawrence Trafficway

Plans filed for retail strip along South Lawrence Trafficway
March 28, 2014
Plans have been filed at City Hall for a new retail development that would add more than 20 new stores and restaurants along the South Lawrence Trafficway.
To residents’ dismay, county approves temporary permit for concrete batch plant
March 26, 2014
A temporary business permit for a concrete batch plant in southeast of Lawrence received approval from the Douglas County Board of Commissioners Wednesday, despite opposition from nearby residents.
Construction work begins on South Lawrence Trafficway
November 12, 2013
After nearly two decades of litigation and protests, construction work on the South Lawrence Trafficway officially began Tuesday, a spokeswoman with the Kansas Department of Transportation said. By Chad Lawhorn
Despite planned construction, wetlands advocates stay strong
October 26, 2013
As the chilly October air blew colorful leaves into the swampy waters of the Wakarusa Wetlands, a handful of environmental activists huddled Saturday afternoon at the Baker Wetlands entrance on 31st Street for “Occupy the Wakarusa Wetlands.”
Wetlands advocates look for new ways to stop construction of South Lawrence Trafficway as legal battle ends
October 13, 2012
At one time, Patrick Austin Freeland thought a fancy suit and a trip to Washington, D.C., probably was the best way to stave off the South Lawrence Trafficway. Freeland, like dozens upon dozens of Haskell Indian Nations University students over the last two decades, has been a crusader to stop the South Lawrence Trafficway from being built through the wetlands that are owned by Haskell and Baker universities along 31st Street.
South Lawrence Trafficway legal fight ends with passing of deadline
October 9, 2012
The more than 20-year legal battle to stop the South Lawrence Trafficway from running through the Baker Wetlands is now officially over.
KDOT maps its vision for South Lawrence Trafficway westside interchange
September 24, 2012
A large crowd Monday evening got a glimpse at what city leaders are predicting will be a new gateway to Lawrence by late 2015.
SLT milestone
The South Lawrence Trafficway may finally become a reality.
July 12, 2012
After decades of debate and litigation, it appears the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway finally has cleared its last major hurdle.
Ruling: Officials took ‘hard look’ at SLT plan
July 11, 2012
In its ruling Tuesday that upheld plans for the South Lawrence Trafficway, a U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals panel said any errors in a noise study were “harmless.”
10th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds state’s approved route of South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands
12:25 p.m., July 10, 2012 Updated 12:17 a.m.
A U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals panel has upheld the state’s approved route of the South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands, according to a decision released Tuesday.
Court case causing more delays for SLT project
July 5, 2012
Both supporters and opponents of the project to build a bypass through the Baker Wetlands are finding the waiting game extends to the legal case surrounding the roadway, too.
Haskell, KU students walking to underscore environmental, Native American spiritual issues of trafficway
May 16, 2012
A group of Kansas University and Haskell Indian Nations University students had made it to Brunswick, Mo., on Wednesday evening in their effort to walk from Lawrence to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about the environmental controversy surrounding the South Lawrence Trafficway.
State commits to building 15th Street interchange on SLT if $2 million in local funds is used
April 27, 2012
A long talked-about interchange at Bob Billings Parkway and the South Lawrence Trafficway may be under construction by 2014, if city and county commissioners can find an extra $2 million in their future budgets.
Attorneys for South Lawrence Trafficway supporters, opponents square off in oral arguments in Denver appeals court
January 19, 2012
Attorneys on both sides of the South Lawrence Trafficway argument made their cases in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Thursday.
State transportation officials abandon idea of tolls on South Lawrence Trafficway
02:27 p.m., January 5, 2012 Updated 04:09 p.m.
The Kansas Department of Transportation has decided against making any portion of the South Lawrence Trafficway a toll road, the agency announced Thursday.