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KDOT announces City Connecting Link resurfacing projects

March 8 , 2006 ( 06-061)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

KDOT announces City Connecting Link resurfacing projects

State and local funds totaling $9.9 million were approved recently for 27 construction projects in cities statewide through the Kansas Department of Transportation's City Connecting Kink (KLINK) resurfacing program.

The program financially assists local governments in making needed road improvements on city connecting links. The projects are on city streets that connect two rural portions of the state highway system.

All cities with city connecting links within their corporate boundaries are eligible for KLINK resurfacing projects. City connecting links on the Interstate System are not eligible for the KLINK resurfacing program. Project scopes vary from surface replacement to minor patching, joint repair or overlay.

The state's participation in the cost of construction and construction engineering is 75 percent for cities with a population of less than 10,000 or 50 percent for cities with a population of 10,000 or greater, up to a maximum of $200,000 of state funds.

Following is a list of approved cities, highways and KLINK projects.

Northeast Kansas

Atchison – U.S. 73/K-7 from the south city limits to 10th and Main, crack filling and surfacing; Bonner Springs – K-32 from Cedar Street to the southbound off ramp on K-7, milling, patching and overlay; Emporia – U.S. 50 from Elm Street to Constitution Street, milling and overlay; Hiawatha – U.S. 73/K-159 from the south city limits to Iowa Street and from Utah Street to the north city limits, milling and overlay; Kansas City - U.S. 69 from Simpson Avenue to Sunshine Road, milling and overlay; Lawrence - U.S. 59 from 23rd Street to the Irving Road overpass and from Harvard Road to Sixth Street, milling, patching, curb and gutter repair and overlay; Leavenworth – U.S. 73/K-7 from Pennsylvania Street to Linn Street, milling and overlay; Marysville – U.S. 36 from 12th Street to 20th Street, milling and overlay; Overland Park – U.S. 169 from 75th Street to 86th Street, milling and overlay.

Northcentral Kansas

Clay Center – U.S. 24 from the west city limits to the Spring Creek bridge, milling and overlay; Lindsborg – K-4 from the west city limits to Third Street, reconstruction.

Northwest Kansas

WaKeeney – U.S. 283/U.S. 40B from 11th Street to 13th Street, reconstruction.

Southeast Kansas

Coffeyville – U.S. 166/U.S.169 from Davis Street to Sunflower Street, grinding, patching and dowell bar retrofit.

Southcentral Kansas

Anthony – K-2 from Main Street to the north city limits, sealing; Arkansas City – U.S. 166 from Monroe Avenue to the U.S. 166/U. S. 77 bypass, milling and overlay; El Dorado – U.S. 77 from Fourth Avenue to 12th Avenue, milling and overlay; Harper – K-2 from 175 feet north of the junction of U.S. 160 to the north city limits, milling, patching and overlay; Larned – U.S. 56 from Ninth Street to 14th Street, milling patching and overlay; Lyons – U.S. 56/K-99, from the west city limits to the Frisco Railroad Drainage, milling, patching and overlay; Newton – K-15 from Southeast 14th Street to old Highway 81, milling, overlay and curb repair; Pratt – U.S. 54/U.S. 400 from Mound Street to Jackson Street, milling and overlay; Sterling - K-14/K-96 from Cleveland Avenue to Forest Avenue, patching and seal; Wellington – U.S. 160 from High Street/Circle Drive west 1,900 feet, reconstruction; Wichita – U.S. 54/U.S. 400 from Webb Road to the east city limits, milling, shoulder repair and overlay.

Southwest Kansas

Ashland U.S. 160 from the west city limits to Highland Avenue, surfacing; Garden City Taylor Avenue to 10th Street, reconstruction; Ulysses U.S. 160/K-25 from Missouri Street to the east city limits on U.S. 160 and from the south city limits to Oklahoma Terrace on K-25, milling, patching and overlay.

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