Kansas Announces Transportation Projects

Staff | September 28, 2010

Topeka, KS— Kansas Lieutenant Governor Mark Parkinson and Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Deb Miller recently announced new transportation projects designed to help create jobs, improve safety and encourage economic growth in Kansas.

"We know that building roads create jobs," said Parkinson. "So, it's good news that Kansas will receive nearly $380 million from the stimulus bill targeted for transportation projects. While the stimulus bill is not a long-term solution to our state's budget problems, it can spur long-term growth by putting Kansans back to work."

Major projects identified by the Department of Transportation include $91 million for US 69 in Overland Park for the corridor from Interstate 35 to 103rd Street; $23 million for Interstate 135/47th Street in Wichita for the reconstruction and upgrade of the interchange; $11 million for K-23 in Gove County to enhance safety on 16 miles of a narrow, 50-year-old road that lacks shoulders and has steep side slopes; and $88 million for K-61 in McPherson County to expand a 15-mile corridor from two lanes to four.