Deb Miller, secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation, last week said the federal stimulus program has created more than 3,300 transportation-related jobs in the state along with a total monthly payroll of some $4.4 ­million.

KDOT said the stimulus package had created 3,375 jobs in Kansas as of May, a 13% increase from April and a 47% jump since March.

“The recovery act is doing exactly what it was supposed to do — put people to work and improve the state’s transportation infrastructure,” Miller said.

The federal stimulus effort provided Kansas with $348 million for highway and bridge improvements and $30 million for other transit efforts.

Miller said the funds are financing five state highway projects and more than 100 local road projects.

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