Funding awarded for local road, bridge projects

(KNZA)--More than $12 million in state funding has been awarded for 16 transportation construction projects across Kansas--including those in Atchison, Brown and Pottawatomie Counties--through the Kansas Department of Transportation's Cost Share Program for fall 2023.

According to a release, the investment will leverage $7.2 million in local matching dollars for a total investment of over $19 million.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Governor Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Calvin Reed.

In Atchison County, funding was awarded for a roadway rehabilitation and safety improvements project on Ottawa Road.

In Brown County, funding was awarded for a roadway rehabilitation project on 270th Road.

In Pottawatomie County, funding was awarded for a bridge project on Louisville Road over Rock Creek.

The Cost Share Program was created as part of the Kelly administration- Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program, or IKE.

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