Today, Governor Kelly joined Transportation Secretary Lorenz in announcing plans to invest $160 million in transportation projects across the state.
During the press conference, specifics were provided about funding mechanisms as well as projects which will move forward immediately.
The $160 million slated for FY 2020 spending will do the following:
- Increase the highway preservation investment from $350-400 million.
- Move forward with four delayed T-WORKS projects:
- US-54 in Seward County
- US-169 in Anderson County
- US-281 in Russell County
- US-50 in Lyon County
- Reinstate the Kansas Local Bridge Improvement Program
- Implement a new cost-share program for state/local partnerships
- Enhance KDOT safety program
- Increase City Connecting Link maintenance payments
- Increase funding for modal programs
These investments are aligned with recommendations made by the Joint Legislative Transportation Vision Task Force which met last year. We are grateful to Governor Kelly for her diligence and thoughtful work on transportation issues in Kansas. We will continue to keep you updated on developments from the statehouse.