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South Lawrence Trafficway

Settlement reached in 2009 K-10 fatality
10:10 p.m., December 29, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
A Douglas County judge Wednesday approved a $250,000 settlement in a lawsuit over the 2009 death of a 21-year-old Lecompton man in a motorcycle accident on the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Lawrence city leaders to ask Kansas legislators for increased speeding fines along K-10, new sales tax for Internet shoppers, SLT to be completed
December 19, 2011
From roads to the speeders who drive on them, Lawrence city commissioners have items they hope state lawmakers will address during the upcoming legislative session.
State to contact Lawrence property owners about purchasing right-of-way land for completion of South Lawrence Trafficway
November 21, 2011
State transportation officials soon will contact about 60 Lawrence property owners to begin the process of buying right-of-way to complete the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway.
South Lawrence Trafficway appeal awaits oral arguments
05:27 p.m., September 8, 2011 Updated 05:18 a.m.
At stake: Whether the $192 million project can continue as designed, with construction contractors to be hired in late 2013, or whether plans for the highway must face a new round of regulatory study and potential redirection.
Lack of use takes a toll on South Lawrence Trafficway bridge
August 29, 2011
Turns out a road not traveled still yields to Mother Nature and Father Time.
Attorney working on South Lawrence Trafficway lawsuit says attempt at mediation ended in impasse
04:01 p.m., June 24, 2011 Updated 05:26 p.m.
An ongoing lawsuit seeking to change the construction path for an extension of the South Lawrence Trafficway has been referred to an appeals court mediator, according to court documents.
Democrats call Brownback ‘disingenuous’ in touting highway projects
June 3, 2011
Gov. Sam Brownback criss-crossed the state this week announcing more than $1.8 billion in major highway projects, including the South Lawrence Trafficway in Lawrence. And that has Democrats crying foul because Brownback, a Republican, opposed the increase in the state sales tax rate to fund the state’s comprehensive transportation program.
KDOT commits $192 million to complete South Lawrence Trafficway
Entire SLT might be a toll road, if feasible
11:02 a.m., June 3, 2011 Updated 05:33 p.m.
The Kansas Department of Transportation announced Friday morning that the state has committed $192 million to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway project.
South Lawrence Trafficway fatal accident victim is from Lyndon
Widower, police seek other driver in ‘extreme tragedy’
12:54 p.m., June 1, 2011 Updated 03:09 p.m.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s office has identified a 48-year-old Lyndon woman as the victim of a fatality accident Tuesday afternoon on the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Environmental groups file appeal with 10th U.S. Circuit Court to stop South Lawrence Trafficway project
April 22, 2011
Groups opposed to the planned South Lawrence Trafficway have asked the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the $188 million project.
Opponents to South Lawrence Trafficway file appeal with U.S. Court of Appeals
April 22, 2011
Groups opposed to the planned South Lawrence Trafficway have asked the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the $188 million project.
SLT opponents appeal federal court ruling
12:31 p.m., December 30, 2010 Updated 05:51 p.m.
On Thursday, a group of mostly environmental organizations announced that they would appeal a federal court ruling that upheld the decision to align the new four-lane highway through a portion of the Baker Wetlands.
Survey project on east half of proposed South Lawrence Trafficway extension to begin Tuesday
December 27, 2010
A survey project on the east half of the new proposed South Lawrence Trafficway extension in Lawrence will begin on Tuesday.
Haskell students building trails to connect Haskell, Baker wetlands
December 2, 2010
Bright pink ribbons and piles of limestone rock bound by chicken wire mark a rudimentary trail that students at Haskell Indian Nations University hope will one day morph into a stronger connection between the Baker and Haskell wetlands.
Federal judge upholds decision to build South Lawrence Trafficway along 32nd Street; opponents promise appeal
04:52 p.m., November 8, 2010 Updated 06:41 p.m.
A judge has upheld the Federal Highway Administration’s decision to align the South Lawrence Trafficway along 32nd Street, as opposed to a route that would take the road south of the Baker Wetlands.