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Lawrence City Commission Approves Underpass at 19th and Iowa

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

 

 

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