At KDOT we are committed to delivering the IKE program with as much transparency AND accountably as possible. These are hard-earned tax dollars at work. The data on this website will help Kansans know where AND how their money is being invested to maintain and enhance transportation system across Kansas. As President Eisenhower said, “Our real problem is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.” KDOT is ready to do all we can to support a bright future for our state and its people.
The program is designed to be transparent so that Kansans – the taxpayers who are the closest to and most affected by transportation issues – can see how their funds are being used to benefit them.
Track how close each KDOT district is to meeting their five-year investment target using the dashboard below. You will also be able to see what has been spent per KDOT district overall in relation to preservation, modernization and expansion projects by toggling between the categories.
IKE legislation requires KDOT to establish minimum commitments of Modernization and Expansion investment levels. The graphs below show those minimum levels for each district. At least 40 percent of the minimum amount for each district must be let to construction by the end of the program’s fifth year in 2025. The graphs also provide estimates for preservation work, which will be the majority of the total program investment. Preservation projects must all be let to construction by the end of the program’s 10th and final year.
Before any IKE modernization or expansion projects are built, at least one phase of all delayed T-WORKS projects must be let to construction. Being let to construction means that KDOT has put a project out for bid and it has been awarded to a contractor.
Investment allocations are estimated by district with the goal of delivering a safe, well-functioning and well-maintained highway system statewide. Preservation allocations are based on the condition and number of state highway miles. Modernization and Expansion district allocations are determined by four scoring categories that consider factors like safety, population, congestion, deficient shoulders, freight, and sales tax. More information about how the investment targets were determined can be found here.
Governor Kelly, the Kansas Legislature and KDOT believe it is important for all Kansans to benefit from the IKE program. Thus, IKE legislation requires at least $8 million to be invested in each county across Kansas. This $8 million Promise to Kansans will be made up of investments in highway preservation, highway expansion and modernization, aviation, transit, rail, bicycle/pedestrian projects and others that address technology and economic development.
Below you can see overall progress of how KDOT is doing toward delivering the $8 Million Promise to Kansas’ 105 counties. More information about the $8 Million Promise’s progress in each county can be found in the Program Overview.
The IKE legislation requires KDOT to make information available about IKE projects with a construction cost of more than $5 million. This information allows for a greater level of transparency for the largest transportation projects in Kansas.
This table, updated monthly, provides a snapshot of these projects, including general project information, the project’s bid cost, and contractor the contract was awarded to.
A full list of bids for each project – including those that were not selected – will be updated in KDOT’s Annual Report Appendix section each January.
Do you have a question, comment, suggestion or concern? Contact us by emailing IKE@KS.gov or by using the message fields located at the bottom of every page. You can also find out more about how we put your ideas to good work with our local consult process here.