May 30, 2024

Cities to receive $13.7 million for road improvement projects

Twenty-seven projects that will improve intersections and roads in Kansas cities have been selected for funding through the Kansas Department of Transportation’s City Connecting Link Improvement Program (CCLIP), which funds improvements to state highways that extend through cities.

The cities will receive a combined total of approximately $13.7 million in funding under the CCLIP for these 27 projects. This total includes $6.6 million in state fiscal year 2020 and $7.1 million in state fiscal year 2021.

Under the CCLIP, a city contributes up to 25 percent of the project cost based on its population. Cities under 2,500 in population aren’t required to provide a match. Projects in this program may fall into one of three different categories including Surface Preservation (SP), Pavement Restoration (PR) or Geometric Improvement (GI).

SP projects involve maintenance work such as resurfacing and are funded up to $300,000 per project. PR projects typically involve full-depth pavement replacement without changes to the overall geometric characteristics and may also address drainage issues. GI projects address geometric issues such as adding turn lanes, improving intersections or modifying the lane configuration to address capacity. The PR and GI categories are funded up to $1 million per project.

For the state fiscal year 2020, the city, category and amount awarded include:

St. Marys                    Surface Preservation              $300,000

Alma                            Surface Preservation              $230,000

Atchison                      Surface Preservation              $300,000

Manhattan                   Surface Preservation              $150,000

Clifton                          Surface Preservation              $300,000

Marion                         Surface Preservation              $300,000

Lindsborg                    Surface Preservation              $300,000

Clay Center                 Surface Preservation              $300,000

Council Grove             Surface Preservation              $300,000

Junction City               Surface Preservation              $300,000

Osborne                      Geometric Improvement        $800,000

Smith Center               Surface Preservation              $300,000

Independence             Surface Preservation              $300,000

Kingman                      Surface Preservation              $300,000

Larned                         Pavement Restoration            $745,000

Wichita                        Surface Preservation              $300,000

Ashland                       Surface Preservation              $600,000

Dodge City                  Geometric Improvement        $500,000


For the state fiscal year 2021, the city, category and amount awarded include:

Kansas City                Geometric Improvement        $1,000,000

Junction City               Pavement Restoration            $200,000

Downs                         Pavement Restoration            $1,000,000

La Cygne                    Geometric Improvement        $650,000

Parsons                       Pavement Restoration            $1,000,000

Frontenac                    Geometric Improvement        $400,000

Anthony                       Pavement Restoration            $900,000

Lakin                           Pavement Restoration            $1,000,000

Tribune                        Pavement Restoration            $1,000,000