Archive for Thursday, January 18, 2007

New Kansas maps available

January 18, 2007

Whether it's the scenic Flint Hills, towns filled with Old West fun, metropolitan areas packed with activities or the many other unique places across the state, the new 2007-2008 Official State Transportation Map will help residents discover Kansas.

"Our state map provides valuable information whether it is used to guide travelers or used as a tool to learn more about the state," said Kansas Secretary of Transportation Deb Miller. "The map is one of the states' promotional items and it gets distributed far and wide, both inside and outside of the state."

The Kansas Department of Transportation works with several state agencies to create the map. More than one million copies will be distributed in Kansas and across the United States in the next two years.

In addition to the basic state map on one side and city insets on the other are bright photos illustrating various places throughout Kansas and listings of recreation areas, museums, cities, counties, new state safety laws, access to road condition information and other helpful resources.

Changes have been made to make the map easier to read. Cities, points of interest and exit numbers on the state map have a white outline to help separate the text from the background. New hospital and Amtrak symbols were also added. Numerous other updates have been made to the map to make it more user friendly.

Maps are available at Kansas Travel Centers, at KDOT Headquarters and District offices and at various hotels, attractions and other locations across the state.

For more information, call the Kansas Department of Transportation at (785) 296-3585.

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