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Design Work Begins On Hwy 56 In Gray County

KSCB News - November 21, 2011 10:25 am

Preliminary design work has begun for three potential projects on US-56 through Gray County. The projects, if constructed, would replace or repair the pavement, curb and gutter and storm sewers along US-56 as it passes through Copeland, Montezuma and Ensign. Each project would be within the city limits of the respective communities.

Currently, the Kansas Department of Transportation has funding for the preliminary engineering work leading up to the preparation of final plans. However, no funding has been set aside for construction. If all three projects are selected for construction, the estimated total cost would be about $10 million.

These preliminary engineering projects were announced recently as part of the T-WORKS program and are funded under the preservation portion of the program. T-WORKS was passed by the Kansas Legislature in 2010 to provide funding for transportation projects across the state. Under T-WORKS, the Kansas DOT is committed to investing at least $8 million in the transportation infrastructure of each county, to include highway preservation, expansion and modernization projects, as well as aviation, rail and transit projects.

For more information on T-WORKS and to track progress of selected projects, please visit the T-WORKS website at .


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