Topeka State officials say they will accelerate work on 32 road projects worth nearly $50 million to take advantage of low construction prices.
Legislative leaders and Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday the accelerated projects will create 470 construction jobs and another 900 indirect jobs. Construction is expected to begin this fall.
The projects are mostly repair and reconstruction of roads and bridges. Many of the projects had been scheduled for next year and others did not have a start date.
The 32 projects are part of a 10-year, $8 billion transportation program passed by last year's Legislature.