www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Standoff suspect faces federal charges -7/24/2014, 4:25 PM

Hutch ahead of development curve, construction official says -7/24/2014, 4:24 PM

Bombardier's restructuring comes with 1,800 job cuts -7/24/2014, 4:23 PM

Flyer contains incorrect information, labels Dierks a 'lifelong Democrat' -7/24/2014, 4:22 PM

Wichita State seeks $31 million for innovation, tech priorities -7/23/2014, 10:10 AM

Wichita City Council hears more details about sales tax options -7/23/2014, 10:09 AM

County sees savings in insurance, jail vendor contracts -7/23/2014, 10:08 AM

Hutch couple giving new life to printing press -7/23/2014, 10:07 AM

Wichita State racial profiling study to be discussed at civil rights conference -7/23/2014, 10:06 AM

Republican, Democratic women gather to meet Docking -7/23/2014, 10:05 AM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Bid to be awarded for controversial Lawrence road

Published on -8/30/2013, 8:23 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Work is expected to begin soon on a highway project in Lawrence that has been debated since the early 1990s.

The Kansas Department of Transportation is scheduled to award bids for the South Lawrence Trafficway on Sept. 18, and construction is expected to begin by mid-October or November.

The $190 million project has been stalled by protests and lawsuits for more than 20 years.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1cn83fn ) some of the first work is likely to occur in the Baker Wetlands, which has been center of the debate. Opponents say the project will damage the wetlands and is disrespectful to Native American groups.

Kansas officials say the road will divert traffic around Lawrence. Once completed, the 14-mile route will connect Interstate 70 with Kansas 10.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos