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Governor Announces Funds for Rural Road Safety Improvements in Phillips County

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that $6.65 million in federal funds will go to ten rural projects to increase the safety and efficiency of local roadways. The effort is part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s High Risk Rural Roads (HRRR) program.

“Our rural roads are important to the local and state economy,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “Programs like these keep commerce flowing smoothly and improve safety for Kansas families traveling through our state.”

The HRRR program is federally funded through the Highway Safety Improvement Program and is intended to improve rural road safety. An additional $2.37 million in local funds will be used for the selected projects. This year’s 10 HRRR projects were selected from 46 applications seeking $40.5 million in federal funds.

“Data shows that more than 60% of fatal crashes involving serious injuries occur on county-owned roads and highways,” said Calvin Reed, Kansas Secretary of Transportation. “These funds will help our rural partners increase road safety by using low-cost and proven countermeasures.”

Projects in this program fall into one of two categories: Systemic (comprising a local road network) or Site Specific.

The province, category, amount awarded, province match and short description for the selected projects are:

DISTRICT

CATEGORY

AMOUNT AWARDED

COUNTY CONTEST

DESCRIPTION

Barber

Location specific

$420,000

$122,000

Install guardrail on Gyp Hill Road.

Crawford

Location specific

$530,000

$328,960

Improvements to the intersection at S 200th Street and E 520th Avenue.

Dickinson

Location specific

$1,055,000

$297,000

Widen the roadway and install 3-inch shoulders with SafetyEdgeTM, eliminate immovable obstacles, lengthen culverts, increase return radius on two side roads and install new pavement markings on 1400 Avenue between Jeep Road and Key Road.

Haskell

Systemic

$270,000

N/A

Upgrade the signing of all small collectors in the province.

Linn

Location specific

$370,000

$104,000

Install pavement markings, hazard markings and signs on Route 1095 from 1150 Road to 1650 Road.

Ottawa

Location specific

$1,015,000

$163,000

Wide the roadway, install 2-inch shoulders with SafetyEdgeTM and install new pavement markings on N 170th Road from the Ottawa/Saline County line to K-18.

Phillips

Systemic

$525,000

N/A

Upgrade signage on 150 miles of state highways east of US 183.

Sedgewick

Location specific

$1,600,000

$1,117,000

Improve edge conditions on W. MacArthur Road from 215th Street to K-42.

Seward

Location specific

$775,000

$202,000

Extend four culverts, flatten the front slopes and install 1.5-inch shoulders on Road I north of Road 16.

Shawnee

Location specific

$90,000

$32,700

Improve the geometry of two curves on NW 42nd Street and install new pavement markings, signs and lighting to improve visibility at night.

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