Kansas to spend $166 million on next Kellogg improvement project
TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) - Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday announced a new $750 million highway improvement plan, more than 20% going to improvements to Kellogg in east Wichita.
“These projects are in every region of the state - and they improve safety, expand economic development opportunities, and strengthen our communities,” Governor Kelly said. “My administration is committed to making short- and long-term infrastructure improvements to benefit future generations of Kansans - just as we rely on investments made by previous generations of Kansans.”
The Kelly Administration's 10-year Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program includes $166 million for Kellogg improvements. The plan is to reconstruct the east K-96 interchange and expand Kellogg to a six-lane freeway to just east of 159th Street, according to a project document.
"This was identified as the highest priority project in the Wichita Local Consult discussions and addresses route continuity," the document says.
The City of Wichita announced earlier this month that Kellogg was completely construction-free. The last time that happened was in 1990.
A start date for next Kellogg improvements has yet to be determined.
The governor’s office said in a release that the list of projects advancing within the IKE pipeline was made in tandem with two other Kansas transportation milestones: impact on Kansas transportation with passage of the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation and the beginning of the construction process for all remaining T-WORKS highway projects.
See the list of projects here.