Kansas DOT program provides funding to 24 local transportation projects

July 10, 2020

These 24 projects total more than $20 million in transportation investments statewide

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announced this week the statewide recipients of the Kansas DOT’s Cost Share Program.

These 24 projects total more than $20 million in transportation investments statewide. KDOT says the Cost Share Program provides funding to local entities for transportation projects that improve safety, support job retention and growth, improve access or mobility, relieve congestion and help areas across the state improve the transportation system.

“From day one of my administration, I committed to rebuilding our infrastructure and putting an end to using critical transportation dollars to cover the state’s unpaid debts,” Gov. Kelly said in a statement. “Today’s announcement is one of several steps my administration is taking to build a foundation for Kansas to be economically competitive now and into the future. Projects like infrastructure cost share are a perfect example of how government can make smart, economic innovations that will make our economy more dynamic and competitive."

There were 136 projects totaling $228 million in requested funds for the Spring 2020 round. These numbers, KDOT explains, highlight the pent-up demand for transportation projects across the state.

Projects were awarded in every region of the state with some beginning construction as soon as this fall. There was added emphasis on selecting projects that would create a steady influx of construction jobs over the next year.

The projects selected are a part of the larger Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (IKE), a 10-year program approved by the 2020 Kansas Legislature and signed off by Gov. Kelly to address infrastructure needs across the state.

The complete list of awarded projects can be found here.

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SOURCE: Office of Gov. Laura Kelly