The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has announced that it has selected 14 projects for its 2009-2010 Transportation Enhancement program. These projects are being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and total about $11.4 million.
KDOT reports that they received 101 project applications totaling more than $110 million, and chose the 14 projects based on their historic significance, scenic or environmental impact, and importance to bicycle and pedestrian safety.
The bike/ped projects receiving funding were:
- Prairie Spirit Trail lighting enhancements in Ottawa (Franklin County)
- A Pedestrian/bicycle path in Lawrence (Douglas County)
- A Pedestrian/bicycle path in Mulvane (Sedgwick County)
- A 1.7 mile trail on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (Jackson County)
- A 1.3 mile extension of the Indian Creek Trail (Johnson County)
- A Pedestrian bridge over U.S. 75 near Lyndon (Osage County)
Obviously, with only 14 out of 101 projects selected, a lot of potential projects were left unfunded. We hope the project managers can work out other funding sources such as grants and community fundraisers.
For the complete list of Transportation Enhancement projects, see: KDOT Selects Transportation Enhancement Projects.
The state also received $348 million for highway and bridge projects from the federal stimulus, as well as money for airport, railroad, and transit improvements.