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Major Bridge and Road Projects

2014 Major Bridge and Street Projects Under Construction

Bridge on SW 10th St. at Vitt Road

  • Start Date: Aug. 11 (80 working days)
  • Completion Date: Oct. 31
  • Details: This project will consist of completely removing and replacing the existing bridge.

Bridge on SW 49th Street just west of Topeka Blvd.

  • Start Date: July 7
  • Completion Date: Late November (120 working days)
  • Details: This project will consist of completely removing and replacing the existing bridge. The new bridge will include a bike lane consistent with the City of Topeka’s Bikeways Plan.

Kansas Ave. from 6th St. to 10th St.

  • Program Year: 2014/2015
  • Construction Date: Spring 2014
  • Completion Date for east side: Fall 2014
  • Details: Complete reconstruction of Kansas Ave. with construction on the east side in 2014 and the west side in 2015. Construction will consist of replacing underground utilities, including storm water, water, and gas lines. When completed, the road will be narrowed from 5 lanes to 3 lanes with wide sidewalks. The funding from this project comes from ½ cent city-wide sales tax revenues, utility funds, and private donations.

SE 21st St. from SE Golden to SE Carnahan

  • Start Date: Aug. 25
  • Completion Date: November 2014
  • Details: This project will consist of adding curb and gutters to the roadway that was reconstructed in 2012. The west portion of SE 21st Street from SE California to SE Carnahan was completely rebuilt in 2013. Work will be workdays only; open at night
  • SW Gage Blvd. from 33rd Terr. to SW 29th St.
  • Start Date: May 5
  • Completion Date: Nov. 14
  • Details: This project consists of removal and replacement of concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, sidewalk ramps, concrete pavement at intersections and full-depth asphalt driving surface.

SW Gage Blvd. from 33rd Terr. to SW 29th St.

  • Start Date: May 5
  • Completion Date: Nov. 14
  • Details: This project consists of removal and replacement of concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, sidewalk ramps, concrete pavement at intersections and full-depth asphalt driving surface.

Major Bridge and Road Projects completed in 2014

SE 6th St. Bridge over BNSF Railroad (east of SE Jefferson and west of SE Branner Trfwy)

  • This project consisted of replacing rockers and expansion joints.

NE Meriden Road Bridge over Soldier Creek (just north of Hwy 24)

  • Details: This project consisted of replacing the approaches on both sides and shoring up the abutments.

SE Golden Ave. from 1-70 to SE 2nd Street

  • This project consisted of removal and replacement of concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, sidewalk ramps, concrete pavement, pavement patching, asphalt overlay and storm sewer repair.

SW 4th/SW 5th/SW Willow streets from SW Topeka Blvd. to SW Elmwood

  • This project consisted of removal and replacement of concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, sidewalk ramps, concrete pavement, pavement patching, asphalt overlay and pavement markings.

SW 17th Street from MacVicar Ave. to SW Washburn Ave.

  • This project consisted of removal and replacement of concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, sidewalk ramps, medians, pedestrian lighting, and full-depth asphalt driving surface.
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