KU and Lawrence High School Students are one step closer to having a safer route for crossing on 19th and Iowa.
The city is planning a new project to create an underpass for the intersection. The federal government required a 20% local match before committing any money. The city’s transportation commission asked KU to help because members feel that the underpass is a major benefit to students.
The city commission said on Tuesday that they got a letter from KU committing $200,000. That’s half of the local cost.
Now that the $400,000 is committed, the city says it can start designing. The total cost of the project will be around $1.6 million