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Sound Off: Does the city have plans to install a traffic light at George Williams Way and Sixth Street? It’s difficult and dangerous to turn west from George Williams Way, and circuitous to use the light at Stoneridge. Another alternative would be K-10 access from Bob Billings.

Megan Gilliand, a spokeswoman for the city, provided this answer: The intersection of Sixth Street and George Williams Way is not currently planned for signalization. Traffic demands do not currently warrant signalization. The Kansas Department of Transportation is developing plans for an interchange at K-10 and Bob Billings Parkway, which is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2014 or 2015. The city’s multiyear capital plan includes $1 million in debt authority from the city as part of a planned partnership with KDOT on the K-10/Bob Billings Parkway project, which is estimated to cost $15 to $17 million.

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jesse499 1 year, 7 months ago

No more than drivers pay attention to the driving laws keeping right except to pass on multi -lane highways, turning in to the nearest lane, headlights on when wippers or on,speed limits ,and stop lights or signs just to name a few they would just run the light anyway!

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squawkhawk 1 year, 8 months ago

Could use a light at the intersection of Louisiana and 31st streets. This gets really backed up in all directions during the rush hour.

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SageonPage 1 year, 8 months ago

Our growing 'nanny state' at work. Our so called 'Leaders/Politicians' are in place to hand out the goodies and make sure we all operate at the lowest common denominator. Is it a suburban legend or did the City of Lawrence rent an apartment for a person who lounged on our sidewalks in a sheet? Adults have to have a referee for everything in their life, i.e., LBGT NEED help getting and keeping a job because they can't conduct themselves in a fashion that is acceptable for a reasonable person. 'Pat' sees themselves as such and such a sex so let them use their identity preference restroom...on and on the nonsense grows.

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SageonPage 1 year, 8 months ago

Lawrence needs LESS traffic lights! It is a total nuisance driving through this town when you must stop at each corner! Let's research options to make more one-way non-stop streets so you can get somewhere. Does anyone look at the amount of traffic and the length of some of these lights? 6th and Schwarz is a good example, one person who would normally be able to cross the street between traffic now holds up 15 vehicles in 106 degree temperature so they can saunter across the road when they 'want' to. I appreciate the benefits to all of more walkers but is it economical to stop 15 vehicles burning fuel when if the walker just waited 45 seconds and went when traffic was clear we all would win. I think each light needs a study to stop the waste of time and fuel unnecessarily.

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average 1 year, 8 months ago

Sorry, the shiny new thing is putting stoplights to a corn field two miles west of Wakarusa. As now 'not the shiny new thing', the rest of us welcome you to east Lawrence development pace.

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whatever95 1 year, 8 months ago

I believe people have to die (not sure of the number) before a traffic light gets installed.

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biggunz 1 year, 8 months ago

Do you also find it dificult to put your underwear on right side out? Sounds like you should just give up driving if it's that hard for you.

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KS 1 year, 8 months ago

This just moves the problem over to Bob Billings Parkway which will become a race track. There has already been a fatality on that street.

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