AASHTO Journal, 5 September 2014
Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King recently announced a two-year, $1.2 billion construction program will preserve, modernize and expand roads on both state and local road systems.
“This continues the steady flow of work – and the construction jobs created by that work – under the 10-year T-WORKS transportation program passed during the 2010 legislative session,” said Secretary King in a statement.
The work list includes 464 highway projects, 194 bridge/interchange projects and 1,603 miles of improvements.
The estimated cost of the work, for which construction will be underway during the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years, is $1.2 billion. About 65 percent of the projects are considered preservation work, which will protect the investment Kansans have already made in the state’s public road system.
“The construction work will create jobs for hundreds of workers, who will spend their paychecks in communities all over the state, spreading the benefits far beyond the construction industry,” said Secretary King.
For more information, visit http://www.ksdot.org/Assets/wwwksdotorg/Headquarters/PDF_Files/pressrelease2014/FY%2015-16%20Program.pdf.