City of Lawrence awarded $564K KDOT grant for Lawrence Loop project

Maureen BradyCity, Municipal Services and Operations, Parks & Recreation

The City of Lawrence was awarded a $564,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation as part of its Transportation Alternatives Program for Fiscal Year 2022-23.

Lawrence received the award specifically for a shared-use path from Michigan Street to Sandra Shaw Park as a portion of the Lawrence Loop. The Transportation Alternatives grant requires a 20% local cash match.

“We are grateful to be awarded this grant to continue work on the Lawrence Loop,” City Engineer David Cronin said. “This is a community priority for improving multimodal transportation, and the grant will move us closer to completing the Loop.”

The project’s design is slated to begin in Summer 2021 and continue into 2022, with construction planned to start in Spring 2023.

This project was part of the 2017 Lawrence Loop Alignment Study and is on the priority network in the Lawrence Bikes Plan. It will connect to a portion of the Loop that was aided in funding by a 2021 Transportation Alternative grant, which connects the Loop from Michigan Street to North Iowa Street and Peterson Road.

Contact: Josh Carson, Public Information Officer, Municipal Services & Operations – jcarson@lawrenceks.org | 785-832-7822