$350 Million Earmarked for Kansas Road Construction Projects

Oct. 3, 2023
The projects aim to expand and reconstruct Kansas roadways through 2028

Kansas has road construction projects in its future. Approximately $350 million has been Earmarked for road construction projects to expand and reconstruct Kansas roadways through 2028.

According to Gov. Laura Kelly, Transportation Secretary Calvin Reed has approved seven Expansion and Modernization highway projects - a $350 million investment. These projects have been committed to as part of the Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program.

“When combined with the first two rounds of IKE Construction projects, these investments are part of a $2 billion commitment to make our roads safer, reduce congestion, create good jobs, and deliver more economic opportunities,” Gov. Kelly said. “Getting these projects to construction will make getting around Kansas safer and easier and will allow the historic economic growth we’ve seen to benefit the entire state.”

Since 2020 when IKE passed, Kelly said over $2 billion for highway modernization and expansion projects has been pushed to construction. The pair also announced the final phase of two projects leftover from the T-WORKS program that are set to go to construction in 2026. The K-383 project in Norton and Phillips counties will complete the transportation program.

“Today’s announcement represents significant investments in the state’s transportation infrastructure,” said Transportation Secretary Calvin Reed. “Leveraging partnerships is a guiding principle of the IKE program. When we listen to citizens and work with communities, we are more assured these investments will provide long-lasting benefits for Kansans.”

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Source: WIBW.com