KDOT Soliciting Local Partnership Program
June 16, 2003 Release 03-079
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News Contact: Stan Whitley, (785) 296-3585
KDOT Soliciting Local Partnership Program Proposals
The Kansas Department of Transportation announced it is soliciting proposals
from local units of government for projects in three categories to be considered
under its Local Partnership Program.
KDOT divides the projects into the categories of KLINK Resurfacing, Geometric
Improvement of City Connecting Links, and Economic Development. KDOT is accepting
proposals for Fiscal Year 2006 KLINK projects and Fiscal Year 2007 Geometric
Improvement and Economic Development projects.
The KLINK program includes resurfacing projects intended to improve roadway
surfacing of city connecting links on the State Highway System. KLINK projects
are on city streets connecting two rural portions of state highway and are maintained
by the city.
The Geometric Improvement program is intended to help cities widen pavements,
add or widen shoulders, eliminate steep hills or sharp curves and add needed
turning lanes, acceleration lanes and deceleration lanes on City Connecting
Links. The connecting links are city streets which connect two rural portions
of the State Highway System.
The Economic Development program of highway and bridge construction is intended
to enhance economic development of the state. Any prospective highway or
bridge project which may be considered to have the potential to significantly
enhance the income, employment, sales receipts and land values of the surrounding
area may be considered under the program.
KDOT has mailed applications to local units of governments for submitting projects
within the three categories. Proposals must be submitted to KDOT by Aug. 1,
2003. The selected projects will be announced in spring 2004.
For more information, contact the KDOT Bureau of Program Management at (785)
296-3526. Program information is also available on KDOT’s web site at
Doing Business, Information for Local Units of Government.