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KDOT Local Public Agency Management
  • Local/State Project Coordination, Funding and Traffic Safety Programs.
    This section provides basic information on local program funding opportunities, understanding agreements, and traffic safety programs. Instruction provided by KDOT's Bureau of Local Projects. To receive credit for participating in the webinar, view the recording, then complete the assessment questions and evaluation found on the Knowledge Check here and follow the instructions on the form to submit to Kansas LTAP. (Please note: Participation in Parts I-IV constitutes credit for Level III Roads Scholar Program "Local/State Project Coordination.”)
  • Local/State Project Coordination, Project Development and Management.
    This section provides an overview of project development and management. Topics include plan development and requirements, environmental clearance, and status of utilities. Instruction provided by KDOT's Bureau of Local Projects. To receive credit for participating in Parts II-IV of this webinar series, view the recordings, then complete the assessment questions and evaluation found on the Knowledge Check here and follow the instructions on the form to submit to Kansas LTAP.
  • Local/State Project Coordination, Bridge Inspection.
    This section provides an overview of the bridge inspection programs and will cover the responsibilities of the Local Public Agency (LPA). Instruction provided by KDOT's Bureau of Local Projects. To receive credit for participating in Parts II-IV of this webinar series, view the recordings, then complete the assessment questions and evaluation found on the Knowledge Check here and follow the instructions on the form to submit to Kansas LTAP.
  • Local/State Project Coordination, Bridge Design.
    This section provides basic instruction on the Policies and Procedures for bridge design. Topics include design standards, geotechnical design for foundation elements, post design and construction, load ratings, scour analysis/assessment, and preparation of appropriate documents. Instruction provided by KDOT's Bureau of Local Projects. To receive credit for participating in Parts II-IV of this webinar series, view the recordings, then complete the assessment questions and evaluation found on the Knowledge Check here and follow the instructions on the form to submit to Kansas LTAP.
  • Acquiring Right of Way on Kansas Local Roads, Lessons Learned (2014).
    Addresses the legal requirements of the Uniform Act and the expectations of the LPA have to comply with those requirements. This 90 minute webinar follows Unit 6 “Right of Way” of KDOT’s Bureau of Local Projects, “LPA Project Development Manual."
KDOT Bureau of Local Projects LPA Administered Programs (recertification)
The goal of this webinar series is to provide required training, as a part of the recertification process, for LPAs who are currently certified to administer Federally-funded projects programmed by KDOT or anyone interested in becoming certified. Instruction provided by staff from KDOT and FHWA Kansas Division. To receive credit and a certificate for each of these three modules, please watch the webinars, then download the Knowledge Check here and follow the directions for returning it to Kansas LTAP.
KDOT Bureau of Local Projects LPA Right of Way Certification Program (ROWCP)

Welcome to our KDOT "ROW Certification Program" (ROWCP) page.

In Kansas, the Local Public Agencies (LPA) self-certify compliance with the “Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally-Assisted Programs”, also known as the “Uniform Act”.  This is accomplished by submitting a completed 1306 form for each project.  Each year several Right of Way (ROW) reviews are conducted throughout the State.  These reviews have frequently identified issues with “Uniform Act” compliance.  In most cases, these issues have been minor in nature.  However, our goal is to achieve zero issues with ROW acquisition and total compliance with the “Uniform Act”.  To facilitate this goal, KDOT in association with FHWA and the Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) has developed the KDOT “ROW Certification Program” (ROWCP) that all LPAs must complete prior to ROW self-certification.

This program, a partnership with KDOT, FHWA, and Kansas LTAP consists of watching 6 short videos and taking a written test consisting of 24 questions based on the videos.  At least one person from each Local Public Agency (LPA) will be required to be certified.  Also, any ROW-acquisition contractors the LPA may hire to perform any part of the ROW acquisition must be certified.  Certification under this program must be renewed every 3-years.

A link to the videos and the certification test is shown at the bottom of this page.  You will be required to take the test after watching the videos.  Your answers will be sent to KDOT for tabulation, and you will be notified by KDOT via email if you passed the test.  You may repeat the test if you do not initially pass.  You may refer back to the videos while answering the questions.   To view a video, click on the video name. To stop a video, click again on the video name.  Website Questions? Contact Kristin Kelly, kbkelly@ku.edu . ROWCP Questions? Contact Ed Thornton, ed.thornton@ks.gov.

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Introduction to Right-of-Way Requirements and the Uniform Act

Project Development

Property Management

Uniform Act: Valuation

Uniform Act: Acquisitions and Negotiations

Uniform Act: Relocation Assistance

Roadway Safety
Proven Safety Countermeasures

In 2008, FHWA began promoting a number of roadway safety treatments and strategies to reduce serious injuries and fatalities on all roadways, nation-wide. These are research-proven safety countermeasures that can be implemented to effectively address a number of safety focus areas including roadway departure; intersection; and pedestrian and bicycle crashes. Click here to download a copy of the presentation.

Session 1 (11-14-17): Proven Safety Countermeasures Initiative for Intersections

Session 2 (11-28-17): Proven Safety Countermeasures Initiative for Roadway Departure

Session 3 (12-5-17): Proven Safety Countermeasures Initiative (PSCi) for Pedestrians and Bicycles; and Crosscutting Strategies
 


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