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Transportation Enhancement Projects Selected


June 2, 2003 Release 03-065

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News Contact: Stan Whitley, (785) 296-3585

Transportation Enhancement Projects Selected

The Kansas Department of Transportation has selected 48 projects for inclusion in its Transportation Enhancement program for Federal Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005.

KDOT received 93 applications from local units of government for funding consideration totaling over $51 million. The applications for Federal Fiscal Year 2004 and 2005 projects were accepted during an application period of August 2002 through November 8, 2002.

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 48 selected projects is $23.5 million. A minimum of 20 percent of the project cost must come from the applicant.

A list of selected projects is included with this news release.

Historical Projects

Salina – Relocate and rehabilitate Lakewood Park bridge; Emporia – Union Street brick restoration; Chanute - Energy conservation in the old Santa Fe Depot; Kansas State Historical Society – Preservation of Kaw Mission State Historic Site in Council Grove; Troy – Restoration of historical brick streets; Kansas State Historical Society – Exterior restoration and interior rehabilitation of Fort Hays guardhouse; Waterville – Rehabilitate interior of Weaver Hotel; Madison – Repairs on Sandpipe Hill Road brick street; Wellington – Acquisition and rehabilitation of old Santa Fe Division Office Building; Manhattan – Phase III rehabilitation of the Union Pacific Depot; Kansas State Historical Society – Digitize photographs for historical properties inventory database; Topeka – College Avenue brick restoration between Huntoon and SW 17th Street; Goodland – Replace brick intersections at 11th and Main and 12th and Main; Sedan – Restoration of Bradford Hotel.

Scenic/Environmental Projects

WaKeeney – Streetscape improvements in downtown area; Garden City – Streetscape improvements along Depot Street; Anthony - Streetscape improvements in downtown area; Dighton - Streetscape improvements in downtown area; Jetmore - Streetscape improvements in downtown area; Parsons - Streetscape improvements in downtown area; Hutchinson – Streetscape improvements on Main Street from Avenue A to Avenue C; Wichita – Improvements to trailhead and parking lot on K-96 bicycle trail; Topeka – Streetscape improvements on Washburn Street from 12th to 21st and Lane Street from 12th to 17th; Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks – Construction of Cheyenne Bottoms Visitor’s Center.

Pedestrian/Bicycle

Topeka – Pedestrian/bicycle path adjacent to Lake Shawnee; Olathe - Heritage Park multi-use path ½ mile west of Pflumm Road south to south of 159th Street; Overland Park – Multi-use path along Tomahawk Creek from Metcalf Avenue to Antioch Road; Olathe – Eastbrook multi-use path from north and west of Pflumm Road and 127th Street north to 133rd Street; Lindsborg – Multi-use path on rail-banked Union Pacific right of way along the east side of the city; Ottawa – Extension of the Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail from the north end north to the old Santa Fe Depot Museum; Haysville – Multi-use path in the Nelson and Old Oak Estates additions and business district; Wichita – Extension of I-135 corridor multi-use path from Stafford to Wassall Street to George Washington Boulevard; Dodge City – Multi-use path from St. Mary complex to Legends Park; Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks – Convert rail-banked right of way to multi-use path between Welda and Iola; Wichita – Multi-use path from Central/Waco to 15th Street North and Broadway; Topeka – Shunga Creek multi-use path from 10th Street to Golden Avenue; Emporia – Pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I-35 at Graphic Arts Road; Marysville – Multi-use path in central Marysville; Iola – Phase III Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail to Cofachique Park; Bureau of Indian Affairs – Prairie Band of Pottawatomie pedestrian and bike path; Wichita – Multi-use path along Pawnee from Woodlawn east to Rock Road; Garden City – Multi-use path along Taylor and 11th Street and within Forest Lake Park; Atchison – Lewis and Clark campsite pedestrian and bike bath; Mulvane – Multi-use path along 11th Street from Rock Road to Webb Road; Lenexa – Multi-use path from Coon Creek Lake to Olathe Elementary School; Syracuse – Multi-use path from School Complex to Outdoor Wildlife Learning site; Augusta – Multi-use path from Shryock to Garvin Park; Atchison – Expansion of pedestrian walk way for Lewis and Clark bicentennial.