Four-lane highway project completes loop around Lawrence

K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway opening celebration (Courtesy: KDOT)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas transportation officials will host two public events to celebrate the completion of a long-waited highway project nearly three years after the start of construction.

The Kansas City Star reports that the Kansas Department of Transportation hosted a ribbon cutting and public walk-bike event Friday for the opening of the east leg of the Kansas 10 South Lawrence Trafficway.

The 6-mile stretch of four-lane highway will complete a loop around the city of Lawrence and links Kansas 10 on the east side of Lawrence to a part of the highway that opened on the west side in 1998.