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T-WORKS projects continue to improve Kansas roads

T-WORKS projects continue to improve Kansas roads

By Jacob Weston. CREATED Aug 21, 2014

More than a billion dollars in road projects are scheduled over the next two years, improving travel across Kansas.

The Kansas Department of Transportation announced 464 projects, totaling 1,603 miles of work. The majority of work is being done to preserve the state's highways, filling in cracks and repaving some rough areas. There are also plans to widen some interchanges or add lanes to existing highways.

In Sedgwick County, improvements will be made to the I-235 and Kellogg junction, and Kellogg will be widened near Greenwich. New signage will also be placed along K-96, between Wichita and Hutchinson. About $5-million will go to local street repairs in Park City and Wichita.

All the work is part of the T-WORKS program, with projects scheduled up to 2020.

“The construction work will create jobs for hundreds of workers, who will spend their paychecks in communities all over the state, spreading the benefits far beyond the construction industry," says Transportation Secretary, Mike King. “But the better news is the long-term job prospects these improvements will help make possible.”

 A complete list of projects, future and current, can be found HERE.