Kansas Department of Transportation awards $18 million in alternative projects

Submitted by Brianna Landon

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has selected 34 projects for inclusion in its Transportation Alternatives (TA) program for Federal Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019.

Eligible projects under this federal program include facilities for pedestrians and bicycles; scenic or historical highway programs; landscaping and scenic beautification; historic preservation of transportation facilities; conversion of abandoned railway corridors to trails; control or removal of outdoor advertising; archaeological planning and research related to transportation; and the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.

KDOT received 39 applications from eligible project sponsors requesting just over $29 million in federal funds. The applications for Federal Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 projects were received during an open application period from May 8, 2017, through July 7, 2017.

“We were thrilled to see so many quality applications for projects that will improve transportation networks throughout the state. There was a lot of public support illustrated in the project applications, which means these are projects that the people of Kansas find valuable within their communities and want to have access to,” said Matt Messina, coordinator of the Transportation Alternatives Program for KDOT. “Investments made through our TA Program help us make transportation connections no matter how people choose to travel. It’s all about providing people with multimodal transportation options.”

KDOT evaluated each application and made selections based on criteria developed using input from various departments and external partners, such as safety and network improvements, cost estimates, project readiness, public support, and other factors. The total estimated costs for the 34 selected projects is $24 million. Each project sponsor must commit to providing at least 20 percent of the cost of the project as a local cash match.

A full list of TA projects that are selected to receive an award is shown in the table below:

Project Sponsor Project Title/Description Federal request Local match Total cost
Atchison 2nd Street Corridor Project 525,000 136,041 661,041
Atchison SRTS Phase 2: Infrastructure 400,000 153,418 553,418
Beloit SRTS Phase 2: Infrastructure 400,000 163,900 563,900
Coffeyville SRTS Phase 2: Infrastructure 400,000 162,300 562,300
El Dorado Bike Path Phase 3 417,200 152,020 569,220
Goodland Historic Brick Street Rehabilitation 537,660 229,510 767,170
Haven SRTS Phase 2: Infrastructure 148,183 37,045 185,229
Herington SRTS Phase 1: Planning 12,000 3,000 15,000
Hiawatha Brick Street Restoration 785,000 294,600 1,079,600
Hillsboro Hospital Trail 628,057 157,014 785,071
Hutchinson Washington Street Bicycle Blvd 362,915 90,728 453,643
Junction City West 8th St & Eisenhower Dr. Trail Connections 365,903 91,475 457,379
KDWPT Flint Hills Nature Trail 3,684,098 921,024 4,605,122
Lawrence 19th & Iowa Pedestrian and Bicycle Underpass 1,597,175 696,469 2,293,644
Lawrence SRTS Phase 2: Infrastructure 394,128 98,532 492,660
Manhattan Juliette Ave Brick Rehab Phase 3 908,640 227,160 1,135,800
Manhattan SRTS Phase 2: Infrastructure 400,000 115,800 515,800
Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 Bicycle Safety and Awareness Program 17,956 7,855 25,811
McPherson SRTS Phase 2: Infrastructure 372,253 93,063 465,316
Moundridge SRTS Phase 1: Planning 12,000 3,000 15,000
North Newton Kidron-Bethel Loop Project 400,000 102,676 502,676
Ogden SRTS Phase 2: Infrastructure 161,180 40,295 201,475
Pottawatomie County Green Valley Rd Multi-Use Trail 625,048 156,262 781,310
Reno County RCAT Fixed-Route Bus Shelters 76,620 19,130 95,750
Sabetha Sabetha Community Connections Trail 299,760 271,200 570,960
Seneca Main Street Brick Rehab 556,000 139,000 695,000
Shawnee County Deer Creek Trail Extension 1,748,288 685,360 2,433,648
Smith Center SRTS Phase 1: Planning 12,000 8,200 20,200
St. John SRTS Phase 1: Planning 12,000 3,000 15,000
Topeka Metro Bikes Bikeshare Infrastructure Expansion 75,768 18,942 94,710
Topeka Metro Transit Authority City of Topeka Bus Stop Integration 614,344 153,586 767,930
Topeka Bikeways Phase 3 803,820 469,828 1,273,648
Topeka SRTS Phase 2: Infrastructure (Quincy Elementary) 280,000 70,000 350,000
USD 495-Larned SRTS Phase 1: Planning 12,000 3,000 15,000

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