Over the past several days, Governor Brownback and KDOT Secretary Deb Miller have been announcing T-WORKS Projects. Below are highlights of emails that Secretary Miller has sent out. Following that is a list of projects for various parts of the state.
Kansas City Highlights:
Big cheers for the K-7/I-70 Interchange project located just down the road from where we made the announcement, and the delegation from Osage County made their presence known when the Governor announced the K-31 project. But without question, the biggest cheer went up when the Governor announced the South Lawrence Trafficway. Not only has this project been a long time coming, it has an absolutely stunning economic impact of over $3 billion for its $192 million price tag.
Dodge City Highlights:
Given that we were in Dodge City it was no surprise that the biggest applause followed the announcement of the US 50 project the four-lane between Dodge and Cimarron, but the creativity award goes to the US-383 supporters. When their project was announced, it was greeted with signs and noise makers. Due to the strong winds, we had to move inside for today’s event but no one seemed to mind as we were at the new United Wireless Arena and it is beautiful.
Highlights from Ft. Scott:
Cheers went up from the US-69 contingent when that project was announced and when the K- 7 modernization project was announced, but other projects clearly brought smiles of relief when they were announced. It was a hot and humid Kansas day, but no one seemed to mind.
Highlights from McPherson:
The crowd enthusiastically complied and cheered loudly once the North-Central projects were revealed. The largest cheer came when the Governor announced the I-135 interchange in McPherson.
Highlights from Wichita:
Communities represented included Kingman, Great Bend, Hutchinson, Wichita, Newton and counties too. My favorite conversation after the announcement was with Clark Russo from Great Bend who was happy about his project but thought we were just doing design. When I explained that we’re building it, he was ecstatic.