The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that Kansas will receive $3.9 million in federal grant money for seven highway projects.
The largest grant is for $1.65 million, to go toward implementing SMART Work Zone Technology throughout the state. The technology alerts drivers about work zone conditions by broadcasting real-time traffic data online and on portable road signs.
Some $147,375 will go to help the Kansas Department of Transportation to train minorities, women and disadvantaged people in northeast Kansas for highway construction jobs. And $12,000 will go toward constructing kiosks along Native Stone Scenic Byway, outside of Topeka.