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When Haskell is making such a fuss, how did a 31st Street route for the trafficway ever get approved?

The Federal Highway Administration approved a 31st Street route for the South Lawrence Trafficway in 1990, three years before then-Haskell President Bob Martin sent a letter to county and state officials saying there had not been enough study about the effects of the road on Haskell's spiritual and cultural sites.

Haskell officials said they were not properly notified or consulted, or they would have raised their concerns earlier. Roadway officials said Haskell was sent a copy of the draft environmental impact statement in 1987 and a copy of the final EIS in 1990, and given the chance to comment on both.


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