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Public invited to comment on KDOT report

POSTED August 9, 2018 3:25 p.m.

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the draft Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019-2022 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) document.
“The report is only about funding,” KDOT’s Kim Stitch said. “It’s basically to keep everyone, from individuals to all levels of government, apprised of what is happening on all the different projects KDOT will be party to.”
The draft includes five Barton County projects for which funding could be obligated during the report period, They include upgrading signs in the northern half of the county, replacing the bridge on US-281 about 2.5 miles north of Tenth Street, repairing the bridge on K-156 at the junction of K-4 and K-156, surfacing on a half-mile stretch of 10th Street from Hickory Street west towards Weest Kiowa Road, and installation of a flashing railroad signal with gates. The combined estimated total project amounts are $2,039,000.
According to Stitch, the report is an evolving document, with regular updates issued throughout the year.
She sent a media release that stated, “the STIP is a project specific publication that lists all KDOT administered projects, regardless of funding source, and includes projects for counties and cities as well as projects on the State Highway System.”
The draft STIP document is available for review online at http://www.ksdot.org/bureaus/burProgProjMgmt/stip/stip.asp. Select the draft FFY 2019-2022 STIP link at the top of the page.
The approval of the STIP requires a public comment period of 30 days, which concludes on Sept. 7, 2018. To make comment on the STIP document, contact KDOT’s Bureau of Program and Project Management at (785) 296-2252.
This information is available in alternative accessible formats. To obtain an alternative format, contact the KDOT Office of Public Affairs, (785) 296-3585 (Voice/Hearing Impaired-711).

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