LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Construction Begins on South Lawrence Trafficway

slt map2 crop (Image credit:

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — After years of debate and legal action, construction work has officially begun on the South Lawrence Trafficway. Kansas transportation department spokeswoman Kim Qualls says crews began removing vegetation Tuesday to create a new route for Haskell Avenue. The Lawrence Journal-World reports construction has not begun in the Baker Wetlands, which was the center of the controversy that delayed construction since the mid-1990s. Qualls could not estimate when construction would begin in the wetlands. When completed, the trafficway will connect Interstate 70 northwest of Lawrence with Kansas Highway 10 to the east. Construction on the nearly $130 million project is expected to take three years.

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)