The Kansas Department of Transportation is splitting $4.6 million in fiscal year 2022 grant money to fund rural road projects in 13 counties.
That money – which flows from the Kansas DOT’s High Risk Rural Roads program – funds projects that fall into one of two categories, the agency said: systemic or site specific.
Projects in the systemic category are 100 percent federally funded and aren’t required to provide a match, whereas site specific projects are 90 percent federally funded so a county must contribute a minimum of 10 percent of the project cost.
“Improving safety is KDOT’s top priority, and we’re pleased to work with communities to improve safety for travelers on rural county roads and city streets,” said Julie Lorenz, secretary of the Kansas DOT, in a statement. “By working together, we can make taxpayer dollars go farther and strengthen transportation infrastructure throughout the state.”