City of Winfield’s Pike Road project selected for KDOT Cost Share Program funding


A traffic spot in Winfield notorious for confusion and frustration is the focus of state funding announced Tuesday.

According to a news release from Gov. Laura Kelly’s office, the City of Winfield is a recipient of state funding opportunities via the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Cost Share Program for spring 2023.

The City of Winfield’s application was selected for Pike Road pedestrian/vehicular safety and access improvements.

Overall, more than $11 million will be awarded to 14 transportation construction projects across Kansas. The exact funding amounts for the individual projects have not yet been released.

The Cost Share Program is designed to help rural and urban areas advance transportation projects to improve safety, support job retention and growth, relieve congestion, and improve access and mobility, according to the governor’s office. The program was created as part of the Kelly administration’s 10-year, bipartisan Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program, or IKE.

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“We rely on local leaders to bring us their best ideas for projects that, with a little help, can make a significant difference in a community,” Acting Secretary Reed said. “Communities come to the table with a solid project plan, the support of local business and community members, and matching funds in place. State dollars help get the projects to the finish line.”

With Tuesday’s announcement, Cost Share has resulted in the investment of more than $125 million in state funding since the program was founded in the fall of 2019. Almost 150 projects have been awarded across the state, with nearly an additional $100 million in matching local funds, according to the news release.

According to KDOT, a 15-percent local match is required to obtain the state funding.

Spring 2023 Cost Share recipients are:

  • City of Gardner – South Center Trail
  • City of Goodland – Caldwell Avenue improvements
  • City of Hazelton – Main Street renovation
  • City of Leoti – Earl Street improvements
  • City of Oakley – Freeman Avenue improvements
  • City of Sedgwick – Sidewalk improvements
  • City of Washington – East 2nd Street rehabilitation
  • City of Williamsburg – City Park sidewalk
  • City of Winfield – Pike Road pedestrian/vehicular safety and access improvements
  • Franklin County – Old 50 Highway widening project – Phase One
  • Kingman County – Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) overlay on RS 363
  • Leavenworth County – 235th Street roadway improvement project
  • Meade County – Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) overlay on routes near Fowler
  • Shawnee County – SW Auburn Road and SW 29th Street improvements