Archive for Thursday, February 12, 2009

KDOT ready to get underway on projects with stimulus money

February 12, 2009


— State transporation officials say they have plenty of projects ready to go when the federal stimulus plan is approved in Washington.

Officials said Thursday they have some 230 projects on their list but that will be reduced after they find out exactly how much money the state will get for transporation projects. They said the state could get between $317 million and $401 million.

There are about $1.2 billion of proposed projects on the list, including $655 million worth of projects they have under contract in 180 days and another $700 million ready within a year.

The $789 billion economic stimulus legislation is on track for a final vote in Congress. It includes $46 billion for transporation projects.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 3 months ago

"I hope the completion of the SLT is at the top of the list."

Thankfully, it's not on the ready-to-go list, so it's not gonna happen.

Jeteras 9 years, 3 months ago

edjayhawk,, well since how there are over 10 or so contractors in this area capable of handling a multi million dollar highway project with probably 1-200 employees each my guess if the machines are digging these people get to work instead of sitting on the couch at home because there is no money for the state to release these projects, huh.

danemary 9 years, 3 months ago

Good, very good~~~this is a wonderful use of our taxpayer money! 5 BILLION FOR ACORN IS BAD, VERY BAD~~~ THIS IS A TERRIBLE USE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY.

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