Volume 40 - Issue 32 - August 12, 2021
State of Kansas
Department of Transportation
Request for Comments
In accordance with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the draft Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022-2025 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Kansas.
The STIP is a project specific publication that lists KDOT administered projects, regardless of funding source, including projects for counties and cities as well as projects on the state highway system for a four-year period (October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2025). In addition, an index of projects being advance constructed, summarizing the conversion year(s) and conversion amount by phase as well as a total conversion amount for each project listed, is provided. Projects that are developed or revised after the preparation of this STIP document will use the STIP amendment process.
Supplementing the project information is a narrative that briefly describes KDOT’s public involvement process, project selection process, program financing and fiscal constraint anticipated for the STIP, and an overview of KDOT’s public transportation program. Also, included within the STIP narrative are brief descriptions of the programs administered by entities other than KDOT. These programs which are required by federal law to be included in the STIP are: Federal Lands and Tribal Transportation programs administered by the Office of Federal Lands Highway and the Bureau of Indian Affairs; Recreational Trails, administered by Kansas Wildlife and Parks; and by reference the Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) administered by each of the Metropolitan Planning Organizations for the six urbanized areas of Kansas. The six state MPOs are: the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) for the Kansas City area; the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) that serves Sedgwick County and the cities of Andover and Mulvane; the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization, the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Office; the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization that serves the cities of Manhattan, Ogden, Junction City, and Wamego; and the St. Joseph Area Transportation Study Organization that serves Doniphan County in the cities of Wathena and Ellwood.
The STIP is available for review on KDOT’s website at https://www.ksdot.org/bureaus/burProgProjMgmt/stip/stip.asp, select the draft FFY 2022-2025 STIP link. To receive a print copy of the draft STIP or to comment on the contents of the STIP, contact Linda Fritton at 785-296-3254 or Melinda Desch at 785-296-3476 with the Kansas Department of Transportation, Division of Program and Project Management, 2nd Floor Tower, Eisenhower State Office Building, 700 SW Harrison St., Topeka, KS 66603-3745; fax 785-296-8168.
The comment period for the draft STIP concludes on September 10, 2021.
A draft print STIP document is, also, available for review at the following locations:
KDOT’s District Offices:
- District One, 121 SW 21st St., Topeka, KS 66612
- District Two, 1006 N. Third St., Salina, KS 67401
- District Three, 312 S. Second Ave., Norton, KS 67654
- District Four, 411 W. Fourteenth St., Chanute, KS 66720
- District Five, 500 N. Hendricks St., Hutchinson, KS 67501
- District Six, 121 N. Campus Dr., Garden City, KS 67846
The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Offices:
- Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), 600 Broadway Blvd., Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105
- WAMPO, 271 W. 3rd St., 2nd Floor, Wichita, KS 67202
- Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization, 620 SE Madison St., Topeka, KS 66607
- Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, City Hall, 6 E. 6th St., Lawrence, KS 66044
- Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization, 323 Poyntz Ave., Suite 101, Manhattan, KS 66502
- St. Joseph Area Transportation Study Organization, 1100 Frederick Ave., Room 202, St. Joseph, MO 64501
Note: This information is available in alternative accessible formats. To obtain an alternative format, contact the Office of Public Affairs, Eisenhower State Office Building, 700 SW Harrison, 2nd Floor West, Topeka, KS, 66603-3745, or 785-296-3585 (Voice/Hearing Impaired – 711).
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