Frequently Asked Questions

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Below is a collection of some of the most frequently asked questions concerning IKE. If you have additional questions, you can contact the program by using the message fields at the bottom of the page or by emailing IKE@KS.gov.

A modern transportation system moves people, freight, and technology. The Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (IKE), a 10-year program developed in consultation with Kansans and approved by the 2020 Legislature, preserves our existing system, and gives us flexibility to address current and future opportunities and challenges.

There are many differences between IKE and T-WORKS.

  • IKE is a rolling program, which means major highway modernization and expansion projects will be selected every two years rather than once a decade as previous programs did. This ensures the State can address the most pressing needs and adjust to fluctuating revenues – and provide a stable pipeline of construction projects, allowing the state to more effectively leverage federal funds and improve the transportation business climate as projects move from development to construction.
  • There is an emphasis on right-sized, practical improvements. For example, utilizing passing lanes rather than 4-lane expressways can accomplish improvements in safety sooner.
  • We have created new partnership programs (Cost Share, Local Bridge) between the State and local governments to address more needs.
  • IKE includes investments in broadband and new transportation technologies.
  • This program continues our commitment to multimodal transportation with public transit, aviation, short-line rail and bike/pedestrian programs.

Absolutely. The remaining T-WORKS projects that have not been completed yet will be first to be worked on under the new program. In fact, the IKE legislation is written so that KDOT must begin construction on the remaining T-WORKS projects prior to beginning construction on IKE expansion and modernization projects. Progress toward that goal can be found on this site’s homepage.

Every two years, KDOT will visit communities across the state to listen and learn prior to announcing its next round of projects. More information about our Local Consult process can be found here.

At KDOT, we want to be partners in problem solving with regions, counties, cities, and communities across the state. Sometimes projects take both time AND creativity to be included in the statewide program. An important first step is to clearly identify the problem you are trying to solve. Starting to talk through potential projects prior to the Local Consult process, involving a wide range of local partners, and maintaining flexibility will assist in advancing your project.

Have Questions?

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.