Why doesn't the county extend Kansas Highway 10 to 31st Street and forget about the trafficway?
First, Douglas County Commission Chairman Bob Johnson said, the county cannot extend a state-owned highway. The Kansas Department of Transportation also owns the right-of-way from where the trafficway's bridge ends to 31st Street.
"Secondly, the last thing we want is more traffic dumped on 31st Street in its present state," he said.
The county and Lawrence city officials are funding a joint study on improving 31st street.