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Pittsburg Says Yes to More Lanes on 69

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CRAWFORD COUNTY, KANSAS -

The state of Kansas recently passed legislation authorizing KDOT to bond four hundred million dollars to complete delayed projects in the 2018 and 2019. fiscal years.

"All together there were 23 projects statewide that were delayed, and to do all 23 of those projects, would cost more than what we have the authorization to bond, to finance," said KDOT engineer George Dockery. 

But before any money is bonded, the bill requires Kansas' Secretary of Transportation to reach out to local governments where those projects would occur, and find out if they're still a priority to Kansans in the area.

"But we want to be clear. Just reaffirmation does not mean that money will be appropriated to do the construction, because there were a number of team projects that were delayed. So the Secretary will have to decide which ones if any, will continue on," said KDOT engineer, Wayne Gudmonson.

Pittsburg's commissioners gave the Transportation Secretary their answer at Tuesday's commissioners' meeting. They reaffirmed their support to the project unanimously. Their public works director thinks expanding 69's lanes will make Crawford County safer for motorists.

"It used to be if you got behind a 30 mph vehicle, you were there for 20 or 30 miles before you had a safe spot where you'd be able to pass. So this just further provides that safe and better access for everyone traveling north and south out of Southeast Kansas," said Pittsburg Public Works Director Cameron Alden. 

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