DALLAS - Kansas will not award approximately $200 million of anticipated highway construction contracts over the next two months due to concerns that actual and expected declines in state and federal funding impair its ability complete the work.

The Kansas Department of Transportation had been scheduled to award $203 million of highway contracts in December, and another $111 million of contracts in January. Instead, KDOT will let contracts totaling $57 million in December and $48 million in January.

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