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KDOT Spent $18.5 Million Clearing Roads

Associated Press - August 14, 2013 7:01 am

Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday that after three months as the Department of Transportation's interim secretary, Richard Carlson has been elevated to secretary.

The Kansas Department of Transportation says it spent more than $18.5 million clearing and salting highways during the past winter.

KDOT included its winter storm expenses in a quarterly summary of operations posted online Tuesday.

The figure for clearing snow and spreading salt to prevent ice buildup was for the 2013 fiscal year, which ended June 30. It was a big jump from fiscal 2012, which saw a mild winter and less than $7 million in spending on dealing with snow and ice.

KDOT estimates that 575 trucks spread more than 4 million gallons of salt brine over 879,000 miles of roads last winter.

Red Neck

August 14, 2013 at 8:06 am

So what is the point. That’s what these boys are supposed to do. What I would like to know is where all the money they have been alotted in years past when there was no snow went to or whose pocket those monies disappeared in.

Fuchs Mi

August 15, 2013 at 8:35 am

Good question on where the money from years with little or no snow went. Isn’t it KDOT that gives taxpayers money to local law enforcement to do seatbelt stops?

Iggy p Daily

August 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Seems someone is cooking the books.

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