Yoder Helps Secure $13.8M DOT Grant for Unified Government Turner Diagonal Project
Overland Park, KS – This afternoon, Representative Kevin Yoder announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas a federal grant for $13.8 million to replace the existing interchange at Interstate 70 and Turner Diagonal with a more efficient diverging diamond interchange. In conjunction with the announcement, Representative Yoder issued the following statement:
“I’m thrilled the Department of Transportation has recognized the need for this project in Wyandotte County. The new interchange will open the door for major economic development in the area for years to come. I’ve been pushing for this grant for years, and personally discussed the need for the new interchange with Secretary Chao in the Third District this year. I want to applaud Mayor David Alvey for his steadfast leadership at the UG and thank the DOT for recognizing this critical need. This is a massive win for KCK, and will continue to build on the already amazing economic development we have seen over the last decade.”
Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao visited the Third District and met with Yoder about this project in October.