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KDOT announces upcoming highway projects

Special to The Hays Daily News

TOPEKA -- Hundreds of projects that will enhance traveler safety and preserve or expand the state highway system have been scheduled for the next two years.

More than 430 projects scheduled for the 2013-14 fiscal years will improve 1,600 miles of highway and replace or repair 209 bridges and interchanges. The 2013 state fiscal year began July 1 and many of the projects are under way. The estimated cost of the projects is $1.1 billion.

"The majority of these projects are considered preservation work and will protect the investment Kansans have made in their transportation system," Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King said. "But there are also some big projects that will expand capacity on some of the state's busiest corridors and spur economic development."

All of the projects are part of the 2010 T-WORKS transportation program.

A list of the projects is available by clicking the Related PDF to the upper right.