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68-2070.Definitions. As used in this act, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context shall indicate another or different meaning or intent:

(a) The word "authority" shall mean the Kansas turnpike authority.

(b) The word "project" or the words "highway project" shall mean any modern express highways in the state of Kansas financed and constructed under the provisions of this act by the authority, including all bridges, tunnels, overpasses, underpasses, interchanges, entrance plazas, approaches, toll houses, service stations, and administration, storage and other buildings and facilities which the authority may deem necessary for the operation of such project, together with all property, rights, easements, and interests which may be acquired by the authority for the construction or the operation of such project.

(c) The word "cost" as applied to any highway project or projects shall embrace the cost of construction, the cost of the acquisition of all land, rights-of-way, property, rights, easements and interests acquired by the authority for such construction, and the cost of demolishing or removing any buildings or structures on land so acquired, including the cost of acquiring any lands to which such buildings or structures may be moved, the cost of all machinery and equipment, financing charges, interest prior to and during construction, and, if deemed advisable by the authority, for a period of not exceeding two (2) years after completion of construction, the funding of a debt service reserve not in excess of two (2) years interest on the bonds, cost of traffic estimates and of engineering and legal services, plans, specifications, surveys, estimates of costs and of revenues, other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of constructing any such project, administrative expense, and such other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the construction of any project or projects, the financing of such construction and the placing of any project or projects in operation. The word "cost" may also include amounts to be used by the authority for paying fees and expenses of engineers for making traffic studies, surveys and estimates of cost and of revenues, legal fees and expenses whether the same have been heretofore incurred and other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of constructing any additional highway project or projects. Any obligation or expense hereinbefore or hereafter incurred by the secretary of transportation with the approval of the authority for traffic surveys, borings, preparation of plans and specifications, and other engineering services in connection with the construction of any project shall be regarded as a part of the cost of such project and shall be reimbursed to the secretary of transportation out of the proceeds of such highway revenue bonds hereinafter authorized.

(d) The words "public highways" shall include all public highways, roads and streets in the state, whether maintained by the state or by any county, city, township or other political subdivision.

(e) The word "bonds" or the words "highway revenue bonds" shall mean the revenue bonds of the authority authorized under the provisions of this act.

(f) The word "owner" shall include all individuals, copartnerships, associations or corporations having any title or interest in any property, rights, easements or interests authorized to be acquired by this act.

History: L. 1972, ch. 249, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 427, §192; Aug. 15.



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