Potential trail routes through downtown, East Lawrence and northern Lawrence take shape

The City of Lawrence has drafted potential routes through downtown, East Lawrence and northern Lawrence that would close two prominent gaps in the citywide trail system.

The Lawrence Loop trail is now more than 75 percent complete, and on Tuesday the city released potential routes for two gaps in the trail that will navigate railroad tracks, the Kansas River and some of the city’s densest neighborhoods.

Senior Transportation Planner Jessica Mortinger said multiple options are provided on the route maps because the city is still open to exactly how the endpoints of each segment, which are marked on the route maps with stars, will be connected.

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