Schmidt’s proposed southern highway: How much could it cost and are there trade-offs?


A highway of prosperity or tough choices.

Or both?

Republican Attorney General Derek's Schmidt's vision of a four-lane freeway cutting across southern Kansas carries with it two disparate estimates and potentially could put existing road projects at risk depending on how it's funded.

He said it would be his intention to "prioritize" the project if he's elected governor, although his campaign now describes it as a "mere suggestion" and a "long-term" goal.

One estimate presented by the Schmidt campaign could loosely price out at between $440 million and $660 million, based on widening 110 . . .


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