KTA Eyes Potential Loss of Revenue Due to New South Lawrence Trafficway

Lawrence Journal-World reports, “Officials at the Kansas Turnpike Authority said Wednesday [December 21] that they’re keeping a close eye on traffic volume between Kansas City and Lawrence, fearing that the newly completed South Lawrence Trafficway could take a significant volume of traffic, and thus revenue, off of the Turnpike.” The report adds, “‘We have noticed traffic changes, both increases and decreases at toll plazas in that area,’ KTA spokeswoman Jeri Biehler said. ‘Any time there is a major traffic change, it takes three to four months for traffic to normalize. At this point in time, we are waiting to see what that traffic does and how things shift.’”