Baldwin City Awarded $282,200 for Pedestrian Crossing Improvements on Highway 56

November 28, 2023


Baldwin City has been awarded $282,200.00 in the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Cost Sharing Program, for US-56 highway-pedestrian crossing safety improvements.

Today Governor Kelly and Transportation Secretary Calvin Reed announced that Baldwin City has been awarded $282,200.00 in the Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT's) Cost Sharing Program, for US-56 highway-pedestrian crossing safety improvements. Under the terms of the award, the funds will be used to:

  • Improve the existing crosswalk at US-56 & 8th Street with a pedestrian activated rectangular rapid flashing beacon and updated ADA accommodations.
  • Construct a new crosswalk at US-56 & Santa Fe Drive with a pedestrian activated rectangular rapid flashing beacon, ADA accommodations, and extend an existing sidewalk along the North side of US-56 to connect to a future subdivision.

Construction is expected to start on these projects within the next 4-6 months. The City of Baldwin City is responsible for a 15% local cash match on these two projects, as well as preliminary engineering and design.

You may watch Governor Kelly’s joint conference with Transportation Secretary Reed live on Facebook here, including Mayor Simoneau’s remarks. The full press release from KDOT is available on the Department of Transportation website, here.