State roads exceed standards

Kansas roads exceeded performance targets for both interstate and non-interstate miles in fiscal year 2016, according to Richard Carl­son, interim director of the Kansas Department of Transportation

Interstate miles earning the rank of “good” hit 96.7 percent, far exceeding the 85 percent performance target; non-interstate miles hit 91.7 percent, also passing the category target of 80 percent.

“Over the years, Kansans have come to expect a great highway system and I’m proud the numbers show that’s what we’ve continued to deliver,” Carlson said.

“The performance scores are well above the targets for both interstate and non-interstate roads, and we intend to continue to provide a system that protects the health and economic well-being of Kansans.”

This marks the fifth consecutive fiscal year Kansas roads have exceeded performance targets.

“These high-performing roads are made possible by dedicated KDOT employees, and I thank them for contributing to the success of Kansas roads,” said Gov. Sam Brownback.

The pavement condition rating is based on a combined score of surface roughness and surface distress, such as cracking or rutting. Every single mile of the state’s 10,000-mile system is evaluated annually.

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