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The state is looking to purchase land to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway. Environmental groups are hoping to block the completion of the project.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 3 months ago

Bring out your dead (horses)! Bring out your dead (horses)!

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 3 months ago

This is a pork barrel project pure and simple.

"KDOT's initial feasibility studies concluded that the proposed South Lawrence Bypass would trigger a housing development boom in then-rural areas lying west of Lawrence. That housing boom, in turn, would lead to a significant city population spike resulting in more vehicles using Lawrence city streets -- one impact being severe traffic congestion on 23rd St.

The "proof" you demand to see can be found in Lawrence Journal-World archives from the 1980s when local real estate developers began pursuing this bypass ambition."

There are 2-3 smarter routes to choose from believe it. Such as the original route established south of the river. Or the I-70 connectors off K-10 to I-70.... which may be underway.

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Mike Ford 2 years, 4 months ago

hey tennesseeraider, tennessee is pronounced tanasi in the Cherokee language. Tennessee, the place where the Yonegeh (white people) ran the people who named the state with one of their words out of the state. Notice any similarities between then and now? thieves in both eras no less.....

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lunacydetector 2 years, 4 months ago

just wait....the replacement bridge on east 23rd street is going to take so long to complete, the anti-SLT people will have no voice in the matter because the citizenry will not be listening.

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juma 2 years, 4 months ago

Hey, this will help all the homeless get to the new shelter. Will give Brownie more reasons for them to walk from/to Olathe

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tennesseerader 2 years, 4 months ago

The "wetlands" is a disease infested man made swamp that needs to be drained. The South Lawrence Traffic way should have been built 20 years ago. All of the hippie freaks that have been an thorn in the side of common sense need to be deported to a communist country.

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Jean1183 2 years, 4 months ago

Great, send all that traffic down a residential area! Part of that is also chip & seal and part gravel! Very smart.

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akuna 2 years, 4 months ago

This is the enlarged photo? I can't read any of the text on the photo.

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squawkhawk 2 years, 4 months ago

I live in Johnson County but work in west Lawrence. It takes me 30 minutes to get to Lawrence from south OP but it takes me another 20 minutes to get across Lawrence. The streets of Lawrence are a mess. There is too much traffic and not enough alternatives to get across town in an efficient and timely manner, especially when the students are in town. On top of that the 2 minute stop lights at every intersection are infuriating. The planned road continuation would be a benefit to all and greatly reduce the congestion in town. Get 'er done!

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steveguy 2 years, 4 months ago

Great Great Great news. Long time over due.

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Noweigh 2 years, 4 months ago

People claimed the world would end when they built the first leg from the northwest around to Iowa Street. It didn't end and commuters finally got some relief on a logical, much need edroad. Finish this thing, reduce commute times, lessen traffic on 23rd(which it most certainly will do) and get it done before the price skyrockets even more. Absolutely ridiculous that this project has been hijacked the last three decades.

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fu7il3 2 years, 4 months ago

I would bet it gets more use than the new library that people couldn't wait to spend money on.

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grigori 2 years, 4 months ago

Gotta have plenty of room for that other highway we're not talking about yet... besides, screwing feels good

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Mike Ford 2 years, 4 months ago

oh, cut schools and close kni....pay for the slt and screw everyone.....

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 4 months ago

"will sharply decrease traffic on 23rd St."

This was been determined long ago not to be true.

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ljwhirled 2 years, 4 months ago

This is not a boondoggle for those of us who live in West Lawrence. This will give us easy access to East Lawrence, Eudora and Kansas City.

I could care less which route is chosen, just build the @#$^ thing.

This would dramatically reduce my drive to work (in East Lawrence) every day and will sharply decrease traffic on 23rd St.

Build it, build it, build it.

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 4 months ago

Fiscal responsible thinkers,environmentalists,native americans and lovers of wildlife would like to see this tax dollar boondoggle put aside. This is a pork barrel project pure and simple.

There are smarter routes to choose from believe it.

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