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More Than $11 Million Awarded for Kansas Transportation Projects


GARDNER, Kan. (KPR) — Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has announced more than $11 million will be awarded to 14 transportation construction projects across the state. The state grants are made possible through the Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Cost Share Program.

Kelly stopped in Gardner Tuesday, where she praised the South Center Trail as an example of how KDOT’s Cost Share Program can benefit a community. Kelly said enhancements to the city’s trail system will support safer and improved access to schools, health care, recreational amenities and housing.

The program was created as part of the Kelly administration’s 10-year Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program, also known as IKE.

Spring 2023 Cost Share recipients are:

City of Gardner – South Center Trail

City of Goodland – Caldwell Avenue improvements

City of Hazelton – Main Street renovation

City of Leoti – Earl Street improvements

City of Oakley – Freeman Avenue improvements

City of Sedgwick – Sidewalk improvements

City of Washington – East 2nd Street rehabilitation

City of Williamsburg – City Park sidewalk

City of Winfield – Pike Road improvements

Franklin County – Old 50 Highway widening project – Phase One

Kingman County – Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) overlay on RS 363

Leavenworth County – 235th Street roadway improvement project

Meade County – Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) overlay on routes near Fowler

Shawnee County – SW Auburn Road and SW 29th Street improvements

More information about KDOT’s Cost Share Program can be found here.