Great Bend City Administrator expresses concern with cut KDOT funds

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington is fearful of the KDOT funding raids and how they are affecting Great Bend. Partington uses the example of the state pulling over a billion dollars in bond money as a poor way to do business.

In late January, KDOT announced it will only spend $44 million on new projects in the next fiscal year. In the past, that number has been north of $400 million.

Partington says a number of projects have been delayed, including a diagonal stretch between Hutchinson, Nickerson, and Sterling that would have saved people from Great Bend about 10 minutes traveling to Wichita.

(Read more: Great Bend Post)