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Delayed Kansas Highway Projects Were to Have Addressed Safety Issues

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Motorists in parts of Kansas could be driving on congested or more dangerous roads in the future. The Kansas Department of Transportation says it plans to delay 25 scheduled large highway projects during the next two years as part of the state's efforts to balance its budget. Governor Sam Brownback issued three budget balancing proposals on Wednesday that would divert $185 million in sales tax revenues earmarked for highway projects to other government programs. The options come after a fiscal forecast that projected budget shortfalls in the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years of more than $290 million. The shift will delay 25 large highway projects through fiscal year 2019. The projects would have widened shoulders, flattened hills, straightened curves and added passing lanes and greater capacity to the highway system.

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