Sedgwick County Could Lose $300 Million In Highway Funds

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

State lawmakers are discussing using highway funds to balance the budget. That could mean a loss of more than $300 million for highway projects in Sedgwick County.

County Commissioner Jim Skelton asked for a joint city and county meeting to show unity in fighting the proposal in Topeka.

Last year Governor Sam Brownback held a news conference in Wichita promising millions of dollars in state highway funding projects. Three of those partially state funded projects include an upgrade to the 235/Kellogg interchange and expanding Kellogg to four lanes east into Butler county.

Skelton and other commissioners are concerned if the state provides the promised funding, the Sedgwick County projects won't get finished.

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