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Kansas winter most expensive for KDOT since 2008

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KDOT spent an estimated $22 million on materials, labor and equipment to keep roadways clear for travel compared to $23.7 million in 2008.

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TOPEKA, Kan. — The winter season that just wrapped up was the most costly since 2008 for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

KDOT said the broad scope of storms and frigid temps combined to make it a very expensive winter season.

Over the winter, KDOT crews worked 550,000 hours, used 591 dump trucks and treated about 2.7 million lane miles.

KDOT spent an estimated $22 million on materials, labor and equipment to keep roadways clear for travel compared to $23.7 million in 2008. That breaks down to $8.50 per registered vehicle in the state.

The least amount spent in recent years was in 2012, when winter maintenance cost KDOT $6.8 million.


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