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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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.

 

The SLT SEIS Process

Planning & Organization

1. Planning & Organization

Environmental Analysis

2. Environmental Analysis

decision phase

3. Decision Phase

SLT Study Area

The overall project study limits begin just north of Interstate 70 at North 1800 Road/Farmer’s Turnpike and extend to just east of the existing K-10/23rd Street system interchange. The project length is 19.0 miles.

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