Kansas governor announces grant award for Topeka & Shawnee County

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OTTAWA, Kan. (KSNT) – Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Transportation Alternative Grant Awards Thursday morning for both Shawnee County and the City of Topeka.

Some of the grants benefit both the capital city and its county, among 18 projects. Kelly gave the details in Ottawa.

A spokeswoman kicking off the announcement said $16.8 million in grants from federal and local funding will be distributed for 18 total projects in Kansas. They are transportation projects to improve Kansas communities, like trail and bike construction or improvement.

Kelly said the projects add to efforts to make Kansas more attractive to live and work in. The grants see $13.5 million federal and $3.3 million state funds combined. Of the 18 projects, Kelly mentioned Topeka, Junction City and Salina are three cities getting improvements or extensions on their walking or biking networks.

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