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Transportation Enhancement Projects Selected


June 11, 2001 (Release 01-077)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News Contact: Stan Whitley, (785) 296-3585

Transportation Enhancement Projects Selected

The Kansas Department of Transportation has selected 20 projects for inclusion in its Transportation Enhancement program for Federal Fiscal Year 2003. KDOT received 86 applications from local units of government for funding consideration totaling $41 million. The applications for Federal Fiscal Year 2003 projects were accepted during an application period of August 2000 through December 2000. Transportation Enhancement projects under this federal program include facilities for pedestrians and bicycles; pedestrian and bicycle safety and education activities; acquisition of scenic or historic easements and sites; scenic or historical highway programs; landscaping and scenic beautification; historic preservation; rehabilitation and operation of historic transportation buildings, structures or facilities; conversion of abandoned railway corridors to trails; control or removal of outdoor advertising; archaeological planning and research; and establishment of transportation museums. Total cost for the 20 selected projects was $11.2 million. A minimum of 20 percent of the project cost must come from the applicant. Following is a list of the selected projects:
Historical Projects
Osage City - Rehabilitation of Santa Fe Railroad Depot; Fairway - Rehabilitation of the Shawnee Methodist Mission; Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City - Rehabilitation of the Shawnee Road bridge; Baldwin City - Restoration of Baldwin City Depot; Harper - Preservation of the Historic Red Barn; Hutchinson - Restoration of historic railway engine and caboose; Abilene - Restoration of historic steam locomotive.
Scenic/Environmental Projects
Topeka - Landscaping and exterior development of the Great Overland Station; Manhattan - Drainage improvements and landscaping on Tuttle Creek Boulevard from Leavenworth Street to Poyntz Avenue; Cimarron - Main Street (K-23) beautification from the ATSF Railroad to Canal Street; Lyons - Streetscape and landscape improvements in the downtown area.
Pedestrian/Bicycle
Wichita - Multi-use path along Little Arkansas River from 13th Street North and Ferrell to 21st Street North and Amidon; Great Bend - Multi-use path along the Arkansas River on the city levee system; Derby - Multi-use path from 71st Street and Rock Road west to Buckner Street then north to 63rd; Olathe - Multi-use path along Rolling Ridge Trail from Dennis Avenue and Ferrel Street to Hedge Lane and 131st Street; Topeka - Extension of Shunga Trail from the Landon Trail intersection to 10th Street; Argonia - Multi-path to connect River Walk with Salter City Park; Leavenworth - Multi-use path linking Landing Park with Haymarket Square; Buhler - Multi-use path connecting Main Street with Wheatland Park; Lyndon - Multi-use path on east Sixth Street from U.S. 75 to Jones Park.

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