Welcome to the SLT Project

The South Lawrence Trafficway (SLT) is a vital corridor serving the local community and regional commuters.

Kansas Department of Transportation

The SLT project is focused on improving safety and mobility for the SLT Corridor and the surrounding highway system and to some extent the City of Lawrence. Preparation of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) will build upon the work performed for the EIS reevaluation within the Concept Study, with additional analysis of a range of project funding options.

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Comment Period is now closed

KDOT and FHWA have released the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for public review and comment.  The comment period opened April 26 and the deadline was extended to September 30, 2021. Multiple opportunities, listed below, were available for participants to review the information and provide comments.  A summary of the opportunities and comments will be posted soon.

  • Public Input  Survey – Thank you to those that took the survey and provided input.
  • Virtual Open House – Closed on September 30, 2021.  You may still review the information at the link below.
  • The Draft SEIS Document is still available online as well as at the Lawrence Public Library and City of Lawrence City Hall, Public Works Office and Douglas County Public Works Office.
  • In-person Public Hearing – Held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 .
  • Live Virtual Public Hearing – Held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.  Click here to watch the recorded meeting.
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Review Draft SEIS Document

What is an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)?

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is a document required by the Federal Highway Administration to evaluate the impact proposed improvements will have on the natural and manmade environment.

It is designed to help agencies, elected officials, and the public make sound decisions for the project and its surrounding area. An EIS is prescribed by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and is one type of environmental document necessary to secure federal clearance and funding for transportation improvements.


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The SLT SEIS Process

Planning & Organization

1. Planning & Organization

Environmental Analysis

2. Environmental Analysis

decision phase

3. Decision Phase

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