The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are gathering public input on the South Lawrence Trafficway (SLT) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) and the Identified Preferred Alternative. The agencies released the Draft SEIS for public review and began the public comment period on April 26, 2021. To allow the public additional time to review and comment on the Draft SEIS, the comment period end date is extended from June 21, 2021 to September 30, 2021.
The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration will host both in-person and virtual hearings, which will allow the public to provide input on the proposed route and the draft study, according to a KDOT news release.
KDOT and the FHA evaluated several alternatives for the SLT expansion and determined in September that an open-access highway best meets the purpose and need for the corridor. Other options, including a partially tolled expressway were also considered.
KDOT Press Release: Improvements on K-10 in Lawrence to begin July 6 June 30, 2020 An intersection improvement project at the 27th Street/Wakarusa Avenue intersection on K10 in Lawrence is expected to begin, Monday, July 6, weather permitting. Also, a mill and overlay project on K-10 is expected to begin mid-August or early September. Work will occur in two phases and is expected to be complete in mid-October. Click on the button below to read the entire press release. Link to KDOT Press Release
Lawrence Journal World: City leaders will soon receive an update on the potential lane expansion of the western leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway, including the option to make the trafficway a toll road.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) held a Public Information Open House for the South Lawrence Trafficway (SLT) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on Wednesday, May 1. The purpose of the SEIS is to help KDOT evaluate the options for improving the SLT to enhance safety and improve congestion while trying to minimize impact to the environment. A summary of the meeting is provided.