Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kansas Roads Are in Great Shape

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kansas Roads Are in Great Shape

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Well planned, built and maintained roads are pivotal to the success of our state. The importance of our roadways -- for both driver safety and economic development -- is a rare point of agreement across political divides. The commitment of Gov. Sam Brownback to Kansas roadways is borne out in results:

- Kansas highways ranked third in America, according to a 2016 Reason Foundation report. Rural highways tied for the nation's best in the same report.

- KDOT's 2016 annual road quality evaluation revealed both interstate and non-interstate far surpassed performance targets.

- 10,496 miles of highway and 694 bridges have been improved since July 2011.

- The South Lawrence Trafficway, a $180 million project, will open next month after decades of anticipation. …

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