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KDOT announces Local Partnership Program projects


March 10, 2000 (Release 00-026)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News Contact: Stan Whitley, (785) 296-3585

KDOT announces Local Partnership Program projects

State and local funds totaling $30.2 million were approved recently for 58 construction projects in cities across Kansas through the Kansas Department of Transportation's Local Partnership Program.

The program financially assists local governments in making needed road improvements on city connecting links and other city and county roads. It's divided into three categories - City Connecting Link (KLINK) Resurfacing, Geometric Improvements and Economic Development.

City Connecting Link projects are on city streets that connect two rural portions of the state highway system and are for resurfacing the existing roadway. Geometric improvement projects are designed to help cities widen pavements, add or widen shoulders, eliminate steep hills or sharp curves and add needed acceleration and deceleration lanes. Economic development projects are intended to enhance economic development in the state.

Most cities with City Connecting Links of the State Highway System within their boundaries are eligible to apply for KLINK and Geometric Improvement funds. Any local unit of government or state agency may be considered for Economic Development funds for a highway or bridge construction project that has the potential to enhance and increase the area's income, employment and land values.

Enactment of the Comprehensive Transportation Program by the 1999 Legislature allowed continuation of the three local partnership programs, which have been in existence since 1986. As part of the new program, funding for these local partnership programs increased.

Following is a list of approved cities, highways and Local Partnership Program projects.

City Connecting Links Resurfacing

Atchison - U.S. 59, from the west city limits to the Missouri-Kansas river bridge, crack seal and surface; Emporia - U.S. 50, intersection of U.S. 50 and Prairie Street, mill and overlay; Hiawatha - U.S. 73, Utah Street to Cheyenne Street, mill and overlay; Horton - U.S. 159, from just south of Fourth Street north to the junction of U.S. 73 at 15th Street, asphalt seal; Kansas City - K-32, between the northbound and southbound ramp terminals, reconstruction; Lawrence - K-10/U.S. 59, Iowa Street to Louisiana Street on K-10 and 31st Street to 34th Street on U.S. 59, mill and overlay; Leavenworth - K-92 from Fourth Street to 15th Street, mill and overlay; Osage City - K-31, Fourth Street to Seventh Street, mill and overlay; Overland Park - U.S. 169, south of 63rd Street to 75th Street, mill and overlay; St. Marys - U.S. 24, from the west city limits to the east city limits and K-63 from the junction of U.S. 24 to Elm Street, mill and overlay; Wamego - K-99, Valley Street north to the junction of U.S. 24, mill and overlay; Abilene - K-15 from the south city limits to N.E. 13th Street on Buckeye Avenue, surface; Concordia - K-15, Lincoln Street east to Cloud Street, mill and overlay; Council Grove - U.S. 56, from the east city limits to the west city limits, overlay; Junction City, U.S. 40B/K-57 - Chestnut Street to Sixth Street and Sixth Street to 10th Street, mill and overlay; Hays - U.S. 183, from the U.S. 183 Bypass north to 13th Street, concrete rehabilitation; Baxter Springs - U.S. 69A, from 12th Street to between 13th and 14th streets, reconstruction; Coffeyville - U.S. 169, from 15th Street south approximately 600 feet, reconstruction; Eureka - U.S. 54, Oak Street east to the east city limits of Eureka, mill and overlay; Independence - U.S. 77/U.S. 160, from 10th to 19th Street on West Main Street, mill and overlay; Sedan - K-99/U.S. 166B, Oak Street east to School Street, then south to County Road, mill and overlay; Toronto - K-105, from the east city limits to the north city limits, mill and overlay; Yates Center - U.S. 54, from the west city limits to the east city limits, mill and overlay; Arkansas City - U.S. 77B/U.S. 166, intersection of Summit Street and Madison Avenue, mill and overlay; Augusta - U.S. 77, from the south city limits north to U.S. 54, mill, concrete patch and overlay; El Dorado - K-254, Marmaton Road east to Haverhill Road, mill and overlay; Great Bend - U.S. 56, from just west of Main Street to just east of Kansas Street, mill and concrete inlay; Hutchinson - K-61, from the intersection of U.S. 50 to just north of 30th Street, roadway repair and seal; Larned - U.S. 56/K-156, from the west city limits to the east city limits, surface and seal; Wellington - U.S. 160, from Poplar Street then west 2,200 feet, joint repair and slab replacement; Wichita - U.S. 54, Maize to 119th Street, Broadway to I-135/I-235, and from the south city limits of Wichita to I-135, repair and resurface; Winfield - U.S. 77/U.S. 160, from 14th Street to U.S. 77 and from Mill Street to Loomis Street, mill and overlay; Garden City - U.S. 50B, from First Street east to Ballinger Street, reconstruction; Scott City - K-96, from U.S. 83 east to College Street, reconstruction.

Geometric Improvement

Havensville - K-63 from the south city limits to the north city limits, mill, overlay and storm drains; Leavenworth - Intersection of U.S. 73 and 18th Street, reconstruct intersection; Clay Center - U.S. 24 from Eighth Street to 10th Street, reconstruct intersection; Mankato - U.S. 36, west of High Street east to Lincoln Street, replace curb and gutter; Grainfield - K-23, intersections of Third Street and Fourth Street, reconstruction; Hays - U.S. 183, intersection of U.S. 183 and 33rd Street, reconstruct intersection; Stockton - U.S. 24 from Elm Street to Pleasant Street, reconstruction; Columbus - U.S. 69 from Maple Street south to the railroad, widen to three lanes; El Dorado - K-254, Jones Street east to between Alleghany Street and Summit Street, widen roadway and traffic signals; Hutchinson - K-61, intersection of K-61 and Lorraine Street, widening, left turn lanes and signals; Kiowa - K-2, intersections of Fourth and Main and Railroad Avenue and Main, reconstruction; Sterling - K-14, Cleveland Avenue north to Forest Avenue, mill and overlay; Wichita - K-15, 31st Street South to the northbound I-135 on-ramp, add northbound turn lane; Lakin - K-25 from the railroad north to U.S. 50, reconstruction; Ulysses - K-25, from Central Avenue north to Nebraska Avenue, resurfacing, curb and gutter.

Economic Development

Emporia - South Avenue from Peyton Street to Penny Lane, roadway reconstruction and curb and gutter; Ogden - Riley Avenue from Fort Riley to K-114, mill, overlay and storm sewers; Dickinson - One mile west of the junction of county route 197 and county route 124, reconstruction; Chapman - Marshall Street through city of Chapman, asphalt pavement reconstruction; Salina - Schilling and Centennial Road, reconstruction; Spring Hill - Webster Street from South Street to the Spring Hill city limits, reconstruction to three lanes; Chanute - South Santa Fe from 18th Street to 21st Street, reconstruction and bridge removal; Neosho County - Plummer Avenue from K-39 north to Ash Grove in Chanute, reconstruction to three lanes; Andover - U.S. 54, south approach of Andover Road to U.S. 54, add left turn lane.