Cost Share Projects Selected, Includes 2 in Liberal/Seward County

Joe Denoyer - November 5, 2019 11:31 am

Cost Share Program projects selected Gov. Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announced Tuesday morning the projects selected across the state as part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s new Cost Share Program. These projects total nearly $74 million in state, local, federal and private investment in transportation improvements statewide.

Nearly 100 applications were submitted in the first round of the program from across Kansas.

The program will provide funding to local entities for transportation projects that improve safety, support job retention and growth, improve access or mobility, relieve congestion and help areas across the state improve the transportation system. Funding for the $39 million in grant awards is part of the $216 million authorized by the Legislature and Gov. Laura Kelly to remain in the state highway fund in fiscal year 2020.

In addition to the Cost Share Program, those funds are being used to increase highway preservation, help complete delayed T-WORKS projects, improve safety and provide new funding opportunities for cities and counties. The next call for applications for the second round of projects will be announced next year. The selected projects include –

KC Park and Hike & Bike Trail Liberal/Seward

Dedicated turning lanes US 83 and Salley Road Liberal/Seward

 

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