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If the new part of the South Lawrence Trafficway goes through, will it be just a two-lane road or will it be four lanes?

Plans for completing the trafficway call for four lanes of pavement, but the road if cleared for construction could be cut to two lanes, said Mike Rees, chief counsel for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

The road would connect U.S. Highway 59 at the south edge of Lawrence with Kansas Highway 10 at Noria Road, east of town. KDOT wants to finish the highway along a 32nd Street alignment, running through the Baker Wetlands. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also is reviewing an alternative route: along a 42nd Street alignment, running south of the Wakarusa River.

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