LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Department of Transportation says it will not charge tolls on any part of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
The Lawrence Journal-World reported Thursday that the agency said a survey found even a small toll would reduce the number of drivers who would use the bypass.
The agency says the survey found the number of drivers would be so low that a new environmental impact statement would be required for the western half of the trafficway.
Acting transportation secretary Barb Rankin says the new environmental study would put the project on hold indefinitely.
The proposed trafficway would connect Interstate 70 west of Lawrence with Kansas Highway 10. It is scheduled to begin construction next fall, if the state prevails in a lawsuit filed by opponents of the road.