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KDOT Announces Local Partnership Projects


March 9, 2001 (Release 01-034)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News Contact: Stan Whitley, (785) 296-3585

KDOT Announces Local Partnership Projects

State and local funds totaling $24.5 million were approved recently for 39 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.

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

City Connecting Links Resurfacing

Emporia - U.S. 50, Prairie Street to Elm Street on 6th Street, mill and overlay, curb and gutter; Horton - U.S. 73, from the east city limits to the junction of K-20 on 15th street, then north on Central Avenue to the north city limits, mill and overlay; Kansas City - K-32, Kansas Avenue westbound lane, reconstruction; Lawrence - U.S. 40, Wakarusa Drive to Monterey Way on 6th Street, mill and overlay; Leavenworth - U.S. 73, Linn Street to Spruce Street on 4th Street, mill and overlay; Manhattan - K-18, Delaware Avenue to the junction with U.S. 24 on Fort Riley Boulevard, pavement patching and joint sealing; Overland Park - U.S. 169, 86th Street to 75th Street on Metcalf Avenue, mill and overlay; Wamego - K-99, between 5th and 6th Streets to 7th Street on Lincoln Avenue, reconstruction; Concordia - K-9, from the west city limits to the intersection of 5th Street and Cedar Street, mill and overlay; Junction City - U.S. 40B, from Ash Street to Chestnut Street on Washington Street, recycling; Colby - K-25, south of College Drive to south of Cedar Street on Range Avenue, mill and overlay; Coffeyville - U.S. 169, from 215 feet south of 15th Street then south 650 feet on South Walnut Street, reconstruction; El Dorado - K-254, from Alleghany Street to High Street on Central Avenue, mill and overlay; Great Bend - U.S. 281, 19th Street to 24th Street on Main Street, repair and overlay; Winfield - U.S. 77, from the Walnut River bridge to north of 19th Street and U.S. 160 from College Street to east of Harris Road, mill, patch and overlay; Garden City - U.S. 83B, from the Arkansas River bridge to Maple Street on South Main Street, reconstruction; Liberal - U.S. 83 from the south city limits to Freeman Street, mill and overlay; Scott City - U.S. 83, 12th Street to the junction with K-96 on Main Street, patching.

Geometric Improvement

Burlingame - K-31, Santa Fe Street near Prospect Street, reconstruction; Lawrence - K-10, intersection of East Hills Drive and East 23rd Street, acceleration and deceleration lanes; Melvern - K-31, Hollman Street to Emporia Street on Main Street, storm sewer, curb and gutter; Beloit - K-14, Court Street to Third Street on Main Street, reconstruction; Clay Center - U.S. 24 west of 2nd Street to just west of the junction of K-15 and U.S. 24, curb and gutter, overlay; Colby - K-25, 5th Street north to 6th Street, reconstruction; Atwood - U.S. 36, from the K-25/U.S. 36 interchange east to 4th Street, reconstruction; Caney - U.S. 75, 5th Street north to 1st Street on McGee Street, reconstruction; Yates Center - U.S. 54/U.S. 75, intersection of Mary Street and Fry Street, reconstruction; Nickerson - K-96, intersections of Burr and Avenue H, Avenue H and Nickerson and Nickerson and Central Kansas Railroad, widening; Pratt - U.S. 281, from south of the Central Kansas Railroad crossing north to 10th Street on Main Street, reconstruction; Cimarron - U.S. 50, 2nd Street to 5th Street on Avenue A, reconstruction.

Economic Development

Topeka - Kansas Avenue extension from 37th Street to I-470/Topeka Boulevard, construct 4/5-lane trafficway; Emporia - Intersection of South Avenue and Weaver Street east 1,500 feet on South Avenue, reconstruction; Riley County - Wildcat Creek Road over Eureka Valley Tributary, bridge replacement; Concordia - U.S. 81, intersection of U.S. 81 and proposed College Drive, turn lanes and signals, Palco - Ash Avenue to Douglas Avenue on Main Street, reconstruction; Elk County - County route 679 south of Fall River then south 5.9 miles, grading and sealing; LaCrosse - 12th Street to K-4 on Oak Street, reconstruction; Liberal - Kansas Avenue to Calvert Street on Tucker Road, reconstruction; Wright - Casey Jones Avenue south to Jewell Road on St. Andrews Street, reconstruction.

This page last updated 03/15/01