Upkeep of Kansas roads and highways dipped to its lowest point since at least 2000 last year after hundreds of millions of dollars were diverted from the highway department during the last decade.
The state highway department undertook maintenance and preservation work on 928 miles of pavement in 2017, the first time it dipped below 1,000 miles in the last 18 years.
The amount of work declined 58 percent since 2011, when the first $258 million was moved out of the Kansas Department of Transportation to other parts of the state budget. Since 2011, about $3.2 billion has . . .