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South Lawrence Trafficway

KDOT surveys target property
March 25, 2009
Kansas Department of Transportation knows where the South Lawrence Trafficway is supposed to go. Now the department is conducting detailed surveys to pinpoint a specific alignment for the 5-mile stretch of highway, which would connect U.S. Highway 59 and Kansas Highway 10 at the southeastern edge of the city.
SLT Bob Billings interchange plan misses out on federal stimulus funding
09:46 a.m., February 20, 2009 Updated 05:12 p.m.
The South Lawrence Trafficway won’t be getting a new interchange at Bob Billings Parkway any time soon.
Stimulus talk spurs SLT hope
January 11, 2009
Barack Obama’s imminent presidential inauguration — and, in particular, his plans for billions of dollars in infrastructure investment — is stimulating hope for completing the South Lawrence Trafficway in Lawrence.
SLT, road work, public transit are big issues for transit in 2009
December 28, 2008
Area leaders are gearing up for transportation projects in 2009.
SLT interchange on radar for federal stimulus funds
December 18, 2008
Plans for a new interchange along the South Lawrence Trafficway could become reality as part of a federal economic stimulus package being anticipated by state transportation officials.
KDOT plans survey of future route of SLT
December 15, 2008
State officials on Monday announced that surveying work will start on the proposed South Lawrence Trafficway but that funding for construction of the $150 million project remains unavailable.
Highway patrol to blitz area for KU-KSU football game
October 30, 2008
Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will be lining up Saturday to encourage safe arrival and departure for fans at the annual Sunflower Showdown.
A breakdown of the SLT plan
October 25, 2008
Get ready to hear all about 32nd Street. As a lawsuit over the uncompleted South Lawrence Trafficway progresses, 32nd Street may become the most discussed road in the city’s history.
Lawsuit aims to tie up trafficway
SLT opponents pledge to fight indefinitely
October 24, 2008
The next round in the fight over the South Lawrence Trafficway has begun. Area environmentalists and students from Haskell Indian Nations University announced Friday afternoon that they’ve filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block construction of the trafficway through the Baker Wetlands.
South Lawrence Trafficway a hot topic in County Commission races
October 23, 2008
The seemingly never-ending saga still packs plenty of drama these days, and the decades-old issue is a hot topic in the race for two County Commission seats.
Group plans lawsuit against government to stop SLT
October 20, 2008
A group of Haskell Indian Nations University students and others are planning a Friday press conference to announce a lawsuit to stop the expansion of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Wetlands expansion begins as part of South Lawrence Trafficway plan
September 24, 2008
Work to expand the Baker Wetlands - one of the first steps required to complete the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway - has begun.
Prayer service set at Baker Wetlands
June 19, 2008
Save the Wakarusa Wetlands will observe National Prayer Day at sunrise Saturday at the Baker Wetlands, south of Lawrence.
Wetlands supporters prepare for next battle
June 16, 2008
In the midst of preparing their latest legal challenge, opponents of the proposed South Lawrence Trafficway wetlands route laid out their case once again Sunday. “I detect in our community a little lessening of our interest in saving our wetlands,” said Joe Collins, a Kansas University herpetologist and speaker at the event. “People don’t understand that this is not something you’re going to recover.”
6News video: SLT opponents gather for forum
June 15, 2008
About 40 opponents of the proposed South Lawrence Trafficway gathered at the Lawrence Public Library on Sunday for a public forum.