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Ribbon Cutting Celebration Planned for October 28

The Unified Government (UG), Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA), and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Turner Diagonal Interchange Project on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. The public is invited to join the live viewing of the celebration at 10:00 AM on the Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/GovLauraKelly/.

Speakers include Kansas Governor, Laura Kelly, Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz, and U.S. Representative Sharice Davids. The event will feature a Project Completion Video that will highlight USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao, Unified Government of Wyandotte County Mayor David Alvey and NorthPoint Development Chief Marketing Officer Brent Miles.

The Turner Diagonal Project was awarded a federal BUILD (Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development) grant for $13 million, which makes up 46 percent of the project funding. The remainder of the project costs is funded by commitments from UG, KDOT, and NorthPoint Development.

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