When I was at KU studying public administration, I can’t even remember how many case studies we did on the now infamous South Lawrence Trafficway project. The project was supposed to connect Interstate 70, on the west side of town, with highway K-10 on the east side of town, and serve as a by-pass of sorts through Lawrence. However, the dispute has been over the proposed route, that would take the road through the Baker Wetlands. On Thursday attorneys for both sides met in Denver at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Thursday’s arguments could be the last legal step for the project, which has been debated for more than 20 years. Once the 10th Circuit rules on the matter, the U.S. Supreme Court is the only other court that could hear an appeal on the case. The Supreme Court agrees to hear only a fraction of the cases that apply for review.
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