Plan suggests toll lanes on K-10 in eastern Kansas

Kansas Department of Transportation

LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) – A long-range plan for the state’s highways suggests that Kansas Highway 10 between Lawrence and Johnson County become a partial toll road.

The Kansas Department of Transportation said Thursday that the highway should be widened in the next 20 years to six lanes.

The plan would add high occupancy toll lanes, or HOT lanes, in each direction. The HOT lanes would be free for mass transit vehicles and carpool lanes. But single-occupant vehicles would have to pay a toll.

The recommendation is part of the Five County Regional Transportation Study. That’s a project by the transportation department, the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Office and the Mid-America Regional Council.

The report identifies projects for future years, after the current state roads program ends in 2020. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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