LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) A federal appeals panel has heard arguments about the legal battle over the route for the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Attorneys for the federal government, the Kansas Department of Transportation and groups opposed to the unfinished trafficway project argued Thursday in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. The main point of contention is whether the road should be run through the Baker Wetlands.
A federal ruling in 2010 said the route through the wetlands was legal.
Bob Eye, an attorney for opponents, said the project needs a new route. Lawyers for KDOT and the Federal Highway Administration said they don’t have a route change in mind.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the three-judge panel likely will take at least 90 days to issue a decision.