Archive for Monday, March 23, 2009

County and cities to receive KDOT funding through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

March 23, 2009

Leavenworth County will be receiving federal money for road projects after all.

Although county projects were not selected to receive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money through money reserved for the Kansas City and Wichita areas, the Kansas Department of Transportation, on Monday, did earmark funding for various projects throughout the county.

Tonganoxie will receive $23,800 toward a pedestrian signal at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Northstar. And in Leavenworth, more than $510,000 will go toward a storm sewer work at Fourth and Spruce streets, Fifth and Doniphan and 10th and Wellington.

The county is set to receive about $460,000 for re-decking the Dempsey Road Bridge over Stranger Creek, Lansing will receive $286,000 toward overlay of 147th Street.

In total, KDOT selected 77 projects totaling $34.7 million to receive federal stimulus funding for road and bridge improvements throughout Kansas. In KDOT's District One, which covers 17 northeast Kansas counties, 19 local projects totaling $11.3 million were selected for federal stimulus funding.

Statewide, KDOT received 422 requests for projects totaling $275 million. In District One, there were 130 requests received totaling $91.6 million.

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