LINDSBORG — The stretch of state highway K-4 in Lindsborg was one of 27 projects selected to receive funding for surface preservation.
The Kansas Department of Transportation awarded a total of $13.7 million for road improvements projects taking place in the state fiscal years of 2020 and 2021 through its City Connecting Link Improvement Program.
“It worked out real well,” Lindsborg’s Director of Public Works Chris Lindholm said. “There was an opening this year and they were taking applications for the program.”
The CCLIP focuses on improve intersections and roads for state highways that extend through cities in Kansas. Eligible projects for the CCLIP include surface preservation, pavement restoration (which may also address drainage issues) and geometric improvement issues such as adding turn lanes, improving intersections or modifying the lane configuration to address capacity.
Under the CCLIP, a city contributes up to 25 percent of the project cost based on its population. Cities under 2,500 in population weren’t required to provide a match.
Surface preservation projects receive up to $300,000 from the CCLIP and pavement restoration and geometric improvement projects are funded up to $1 million.
For the state fiscal year 2020, Lindsborg will receive $300,000 for surface preservation along K-4.
“They will go in and do small patchwork in a few of the bad areas and then they will do a 3-inch mill and overlay of the entire distance,” Lindholm said.
The stretch of K-4 that runs through Lindsborg is just over one-half mile long.
“It sees a fair amount of traffic,” Lindholm said.
The timing of the CCLIP funding is fortunate, as it will come just in the nick of time.
“The road is not in horrible condition right now, so it should work out where when the road needs the work, the work will be coming,” Lindholm said.
The total estimate for the completion of the surface preservation project along K-4 is $372,000.
“There’s never enough money to take care of the roads, so every little bit helps,” Lindholm said.
The cities selected for inclusion in the CCLIP will receive a combined total of approximately $13.7 million in funding for their 27 projects, which includes $6.6 million in state fiscal year 2020 and $7.1 million in state fiscal year 2021.
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