New 2003-2004 State
Transportation Maps Available
Old maps saved for schools
Feb. 3, 2003 (03-011)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Kim Stich, (785) 296-3585
Whether you want to drive across the state, find out where the closest airport
is located, learn all the county names, or discover new places of interest,
the new 2003-2004 Kansas Official State Transportation Map published by the
Kansas Department of Transportation has it all.
New state maps featuring Governor Kathleen Sebelius are available at the 11
Kansas Travel Information Centers as well as from KDOT’s Bureau of Transportation
“This state map is a wonderful source of information for both the citizens
and visitors of Kansas,” said Secretary of Transportation Deb Miller.
“Several state agencies worked together to provide this publication that
will greatly benefit the traveling public.”
One new item is the Lewis and Clark Trail which was added in honor of the
bicentennial celebration planned in 2004. City and county indexes are above
the map as well as a distance map that allows motorists to pick the best route
to their destination.
On the back of the map are highlights of just a few of the many attractions,
events and interesting places throughout the state. Kansas City, Wichita,
Topeka and 14 other city insets are featured. There is also information on road
conditions, visitor resources and other helpful phone numbers and web sites.
In keeping with Governor Sebelius’ goal to save state funds wherever
possible, KDOT will continue to distribute the 2001-2002 state maps to fulfill
requests from schools. Old maps can be requested from KDOT’s Transportation
Information office or KDOT’s District offices in Topeka, Salina, Norton,
Chanute, Hutchinson and Garden City.
“The old maps are still a valuable instructional tool and can be used
to help educate our students,” Governor Sebelius said. “This is
an excellent way to utilize our resources.”