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Geometric Improvements Awarded

NORTON, DOWNS, AND STOCKTON WILL RECEIVE FISCAL YEAR 2015 FUNDS UNDER THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S GEOMETRIC IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.  THE PROJECTS WILL IMPROVE INTERSECTIONS AND ADDRESS ROAD DEFICIENCIES IN 18 CITIES THROUGHOUT KANSAS.  THE SCOPE OF THE NORTHWEST KANSAS AWARDED PROJECTS ARE: DOWNS – ON K-181, FROM U.S. 24 SOUTH TO DELAY STREET; NORTON – ON U.S.36, FROM WEST OF BROWN STREET TO EAST OF JONES AVENUE; STOCKTON – ON U.S. 183, FROM NORTH OF THE U.S. 24 INTERSECTION TO THE NORTH SIDE OF SIXTH STREET.  THE STATE WILL PROVIDE $10.9 MILLION FOR THE 18 PROJECTS SELECTED ACROSS THE STATE, WHICH WILL BE BUILT AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $15.4 MILLION. THE CITIES WILL PROVIDE MATCHING FUNDS TO COVER THE REMAINDER OF THE COSTS. THE PERCENT OF STATE FUNDING IS BASED ON THE SIZE OF THE CITY AND RANGES FROM 75 PERCENT FOR THE LARGEST CITIES TO 100 PERCENT FOR THE SMALLEST.  KDOT RECEIVED 40 APPLICATIONS REQUESTING $27 MILLION IN FUNDING (FOR PROJECTS TOTALING $37 MILLION).  ROADS SELECTED FOR GEOMETRIC IMPROVEMENT FUNDING ARE PART OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM BUT LOCATED WITHIN CITY LIMITS.   THE GEOMETRIC IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IS FUNDED UNDER THE T-WORKS TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM, WHICH WAS PASSED BY THE 2010 LEGISLATURE.