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Lorenz Resigns & Morey Retires From K-DOT


The Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary is resigning, and the Deputy Secretary and State Transportation Engineer is retiring.


Secretary Julie Lorenz is resigning from K-DOT after more than three years on the job. Burt Morey is retiring after a 30-year career in the field. Governor Laura Kelly says both Lorenz and Morey have been essential in helping a bipartisan 10-year infrastructure program and creating a Division of Safety, which helped decrease workplace accidents by 46%.


KDOT has over 1,000 infrastructure projects in the works across Kansas. Director of the Division of Engineering and Design, Calvin Reed, will serve as Interim Secretary of Transportation until a Secretary of Transportation is nominated and confirmed. Reed says construction projects will continue moving during the transition. Director of Project Delivery Greg Schieber will fill the role of Interim Deputy Secretary until a permanent replacement is selected.

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