The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requested the closure of several City streets in downtown Topeka due to safety concerns specific to the railing of the Polk-Quincy Viaduct. KDOT reports the I-70 bridge roadway maintains its structural integrity, and is safe to drive on.
The closure of 2nd St. from just west of SW Van Buren St. to just east of S Kansas Ave. was made out of an abundance of caution for the safety of drivers and pedestrians near and under the viaduct.
This closure is effective immediately. Detours are posted. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to avoid the area.