Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:11 AM by Candace Leduc
Posted on October 10, 2014 at 3:33 PM by Candace Leduc
With winter quickly approaching, it is time to review how Kansans can be informed about road conditions.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) offers an interactive map where visitors can look at pictures from cameras across the state to see road conditions. This includes road construction as well. Also, this map can be narrowed down to specific regions, metro areas, counties, cities, and routes.
The Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) has an interactive map that features information at certain mile markers along the turnpike. Just click on an icon to view the information.
For travelers in route across the state, information for road conditions in both Kansas and Nebraska can be obtained by just dialing 511 on your phone for information. The website about 511 Traveler Information from KDOT offers more explanation. Also, KDOT does have a website detailing the use of your mobile device to connect with 511.
KDOT also offers traffic and travel information for a variety of travel opportunities in Kansas, including by regional travel in the United States, as well as national travel information. This website also has a variety of ways to connect with KDOT via social media.
The National Weather Service has put together a list of phone numbers to obtain road reports in the neighboring states of Kansas, as well as websites to obtain road conditions for the Midwest region.
To find information for roadway readings, including surface and air temperature, visit KDOT’s RWIS (Road and Runway Weather Information System) map.
Be sure to check your individual area for road condition information if you are a Kansas resident. For example, Wichita has its own interactive map with road information.
Also, follow your local weather people and news channels on Twitter, in addition to #kswx, for up-to-date reporting of weather events and road conditions.
State Library of Kansas Reference
Legislative Hotline: 1-800-432-3919
Posted on September 26, 2014 at 9:58 AM by Candace Leduc
Recycling has become more popular in recent years. Many people feel that it is a responsibility we owe to our planet, and not just a passing fad. It is also becoming easier to find recycling locations. Several towns in Kansas have operating recycling programs for their citizens. Check out these government and private recycling webpages for more information.
Shawnee County Recycling Services
Sedgwick County Recycling Guide
Johnson County Recycling and Disposal
Kansas City Recycling
Bonner Springs Curbside Recycling Program
City of Lawrence Recycling Program
Hays Recycling Program
Riley County Recycling
Find Kansas Recycling Programs
Recycle City (games and activities about recycling)
Kansas Organization of Recyclers