Lawrence officials raise concerns about possible new tolls
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Concerns are being raised about a proposal to make one of Lawrence’s busiest highways into a toll road.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Douglas County Commission Chair Nancy Thellman says a delegation of city and county officials will testify before the state’s Joint Legislative Transportation Vision Task Force on Nov. 8. They’re against a plan to use tolls collected from the South Lawrence Trafficway to help pay for a potential project to expand the western leg of the road to four lanes. The South Lawrence Trafficway takes travelers from Interstate 70 northwest of Lawrence to Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence.
County Commissioner Mike Gaughan says he doesn’t want to see Lawrence served by two toll roads. He was referencing the Kansas Turnpike, which goes along Lawrence’s northern border.