A Concurrent Resolution urging the United States Congress to support modernization
of US-169 highway by designating it as a demonstration project.
    WHEREAS, Within a twenty-mile stretch on US-169 highway from
Spring Hill to Osawatomie there have been 10 fatalities within the past
10 months; and

    WHEREAS, According to the Kansas Department of Transportation
traffic counts, this 20-mile stretch of US-169 highway is at or above ca-
pacity and at this distance is the most heavily traveled two-lane highway
in the state of Kansas; and

    WHEREAS, Because of the enormous economic and population
growth in the area, the traffic count on US-169 highway will continue to
increase, providing a greater threat to safety of the traveling public; and

    WHEREAS, US-169 highway is a part of the strong economic corridor
providing the shortest route between the Kansas City area to Oklahoma
City and on to the Southwest area; and

    WHEREAS, The danger and risk of traveling on US-169 highway has
reached proportions that exceed the reasonable risks associated with driv-
ing on our public highways; and

    WHEREAS, The tragic loss of life has become too great on US-169
highway and corrective measures are needed immediately to improve the
safety on ``Heartbreak Highway'': Now, therefore,

    Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Rep-
resentatives concurring therein: That the Legislature of the State of
Kansas strongly urges the United States Congress to support the desig-
nating of US-169 highway as a demonstration project; and

    Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send
copies of this resolution to each member of the Kansas Congressional

I hereby certify that the above Concurrent Resolution originated in the Senate,
and was adopted by that body


President of the Senate.
Secretary of the Senate.
Adopted by the House __________________________

Speaker of the House
Chief Clerk of the House.