U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, R-Kan., a member of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, announced today the City of Hays was awarded $6.05 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation for infrastructure improvements along U.S. Highway 183. These funds have been released as part of a new USDOT grant program, known as Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development, which places greater emphasis on rural infrastructure than prior federal transportation grant programs.

“Hays is a growing community that is critical to our state, and I was pleased to help secure federal funding to maintain and improve its surface infrastructure,” Moran said. “I will continue working with my colleagues and local leaders to build on this progress and to advocate for more federal dollars to return to Kansas for improvement projects right here at home.”