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)