Kansas Department of Transportation


Secretary Lorenz Celebrates I-70 Milestone Near Kanorado

Kansas Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz celebrated the 50th anniversary of the completion of I-70 in Kansas on Aug. 20 at the Kanorado weigh station near the Kansas/Colorado state line. A replica of signs located on eastbound I-70 highlighting this accomplishment was unveiled at the event....


Gov. Kelly Announces Cost Share Program Recipients

Gov. Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announced on July 9 the recipients across the state of the Kansas Department of Transportation's Cost Share Program. These 24 projects total more than $20 million in transportation investments statewide....


'Crossroads of the Country' Undergoing $23M Update

There's been talk around Kansas City of the need to modernize the outdated Turner Diagonal on I-70 for at least eight years. Then, about three years ago, stakeholders learned of the availability of a federal grant, applied and were awarded it....


Kansas Selects IKE Projects

Gov. Laura Kelly and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Secretary Julie Lorenz announced on May 14 that preliminary engineering work will begin on 40 highway modernization and expansion projects....


Incoming Ohio, Kansas Governors Fill DOT Directorships

Incoming Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly named Julie Lorenz to serve as interim secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation on Jan. 10, according to news reports, while Jack Marchbanks is being tapped by Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine as the Ohio Department of Transportation's new director....


Kansas Road Crews Tackle Soil, Subgrade Issues

Crews from Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. started work in May on the Kansas Department of Transportation's (KDOT) $16 million pavement reconstruction of a 7.12 mi. section of U.S. 169 in Allen County, from Minnesota Road south to Delaware Road....


Expansion of U.S 69 Aims at Student Safety

Work began on March 13, 2017 on the $20.4 million Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) project expanding a 6-mi. section of U.S. 69 to a four-lane upgradable expressway in Bourbon County, as well as rebuilding or refurbishing several bridges....


KDOT Places High Hopes on Viaduct Reconstruction

The Kansas Department of Transportation is spending $65 million to replace the aging and deteriorating westbound section of the Lewis and Clark Viaduct on Interstate 70, which links Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan....


Cities Receive $13.7M for Road Projects

Twenty-seven projects that will improve intersections and roads in Kansas cities have been selected for funding through the Kansas Department of Transportation's City Connecting Link Improvement Program (CCLIP), which funds improvements to state highways that extend through cities....


Kansas DOT Tests Drones for Road Construction Work

NETAWAKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas transportation officials are beginning a pilot project to determine how drones could be used in future road design work. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that last week marked the first time the Kansas Department of Transportation has employed drone technology in conjunction with a road project....






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