Funding awarded for Brown Co road project

Brown County Courthouse

(KNZA)--Brown County has been awarded a nearly $958,000 grant for a road improvement project through the Kansas Department of Transportation's Cost Share Program.

County Road and Bridge Secretary Tami Lehmkuhl informed the Brown County Commission when they met November 30th of the funding award, which is for a rehabilitation project on 270th Road from the U.S. 75 interchange to Coyote Road.

The county will provide more than $319,000 in matching funds, plus will be responsible for preliminary engineering costs.

Lehmkuhl said bid letting for the project will take place in 2024, with actually construction slated for 2025.

Its among 16 transportation construction projects across the state awarded more than $12 million through KDOT's Cost Share Program for fall 2023.

Locally, funding was also awarded for projects in Atchison and Pottawatomie Counties.

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