Does this ranking only cover pavement condition, or does it also include congestion, signage and stoplight issues? Someone's got some work to do around Lawrence to deal with congestion.
The South Lawrence Trafficway has yet to be built, but not for lack of trying. According to a KSN
TV news article, the four criteria Reader's Digest
used included pavement surface condition, bridge condition, congestion, and safety.
Twenty years ago, before the last two highway programs got under way, Kansas was much more of a stoplight jungle than it is now. For starters, you couldn't cross Wichita on Kellogg Avenue (US 54) without dealing with at least 10 stoplights. Now they are almost all gone. KDOT chipped in a little to make that happen, but the heavy lifting was done by the City of Wichita, so the number-one ranking is a triumph for Kansas municipalities as well as KDOT.