Street Projects

2018 Road Projects Map

The City of Topeka has several major street projects each year. Financial information and general schedules for each phase of the project process can be found on the Project Portal.

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More project description about construction, such as scheduling updates, can be found below.


2018 Projects Under Construction

SW Arvonia Place/Huntoon Street/I-470 Ramp – Project #701014.01

  • Start Date: Road Closed June 4
  • Completion Date – Phase I: December 15, 2018; Phase II – End of 2019 construction season
  • Details: This project is complete removal and replacement as well as the relocation of the Arvonia Pl. and SW Winding Road intersection.
  • Traffic Impact: The intersection of Huntoon St., Arvonia St., and the I-470 off ramp is open. The rest of Huntoon St. is scheduled to be fully reopened before December 15.
  • Budget: 2018 – $3.6 million; 2019 – $2.13 million
  • Funding: General Obligation Bonds; City Project Manager: Linda Voss, P.E., 368-3842

Central Park Neighborhood Project – Phase II – Project #841017.86

  • Start Date: May 21, 2018
  • Completion Date: November 21, 2018
  • Update: The project is substantially completed. The only work remaining includes sodding and seeding, sidewalk ramp work at SW 13th and Fillmore, and a concrete patch replacement using brick at the same intersection.
  • Details: This project includes some curb, gutter, and sidewalk; full depth patches in the street and a mill and overlay.
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842
  • May 17 Public Meeting Presentation

2018 Completed Projects

SW 29th and Burlingame Intersection – Project #841017.26

  • Start Date: April 30
  • Completion Date: November 21

SW 6th St. – Gage to Fairlawn – Project #701013

  • Start Date: July 5, 2017
  • Completion Date: October 29, 2018

Clarion Woods Neighborhood – Project #841017.81

  • Start Date: June 11, 2018
  • Completion Date: November 29, 2018 – Phase I; November 30, 2019 – Phase II

SE Adams – 29th to 33rd is 841017.80

  • Start Date: May 29, 2018
  • Completion Date: November 9, 2018

SW Gage – 21st to 25th – Project #841017.81

  • Start Date: July 10
  • Completion Date: October 16, 2018

SW 49th – Wenger Road to the RR Tracks – Project #701027.00

  • Start Date: March 5
  • Completion Date: October 5

SW 21st and Kansas Avenue Intersection– Project #841017.76

  • Start Date: April 23
  • Completion Date: October 16 – reopened to traffic; permanent signal poles to be placed after November. 1.

Micro-seal – Project #601071.02

  • Start Date: July 23
  • Completion Date – Fall 2018

SW Wanamaker – 4th to 10th St. – Project #701020, #841017.72

  • Start Date: May 15, 2017
  • Restart Date: March 12
  • Completion Date: June 2018

SW 21st Street – SW Wanamaker Rd. to east of SW Arvonia Pl. Project #841017.58, #841017.62

  • Substantial Completion Date: Nov. 22, 2017
  • Completion Date: May 4

2019 Projects

Chesney Park Neighborhood Project – Phase I – Project #841017.60

  • Start Date: February 2019
  • Completion Date: October 2019
  • Details: This two-construction season project includes some curb, gutter, and sidewalk replacement; full depth patches in the street and a mill and overlay, extensive storm water piping and inlet boxes, and three blocks of waterline. 2019 construction includes the area from 17th to 21st and Washburn to Clay. 2020 construction will include the area from 17th to 21st and Clay to Western.
  • Traffic Impact: Minimal, only in front of residences where construction is occurring.
  • Est. Budget: TBD
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842
  • Chesney Park Project Handout
  • Chesney Park Presentation

SE Adams – 33rd to 37th is 841017.83

  • Start Date: March 2019
  • Completion Date: October 2019
  • Details: This project is a complete removal and replacement.
  • Traffic Impact: The road will be closed. A signed detour will be provided.
  • Est. Budget: TBD
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842
  • A public meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 15, at the CRC Center, 455 SE Golf Park.
  • Adams Project Handout
  • Adams Project Presentation

SW Arvonia Place/Winding Road – Phase II of II – Project #701014.01

  • Start Date: April 8
  • Completion Date – Phase II – Late summer, early fall
  • Details: This 150-day project is complete removal and replacement as well as the relocation of the Arvonia Pl. and SW Winding Road intersection.
  • Traffic Impact: Arvonia will be closed to through traffic.
  • Estimated Budget: $2.13 million
  • Funding: General Obligation Bonds; City Project Manager: Linda Voss, P.E., 368-3842

SW Gage – 25th to 29th – Project #841017.84

  • Start Date: April 2019
  • Completion Date: August 2019
  • Details: This project will include full-depth patching and a mill and overlay.
  • Traffic Impact: Traffic will be allowed through the project during construction. Some turn restrictions may apply.
  • Estimated Budget: TBD
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842
  • A public open house is scheduled for Monday, November 19, between 4:30 and 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church, SW 19th and SW Gage.
  • SW Gage Presentation

NW Vail – NW Gordon to Hwy 24 Frontage Road – Project #841017.82

  • Estimated Start Date: Spring 2019
  • Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2019
  • Details: The project will include complete removal and replacement of the pavement.
  • Traffic Impact: The road will be closed to through traffic during construction. A signed detour will be provided.
  • Estimated Budget: TBD
  • Funding: City Half Cent Sales Tax; Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842

North Kansas Ave. – Curtis St. to Norris St. – Project #841017.70

  • Start Date: July 25, 2017
  • Estimated Restart Date: TBD
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer or Fall 2019
  • Details: This project is delayed due to additional storm sewer and waterline replacement under the railroad tracks. This half cent sales tax project includes replacing curb, gutter, some sidewalk and remove and replace the driving lanes.
  • Traffic Impact: The road will be closed to all through traffic during construction. Access to the area south of the tracks will be from the Curtis Flyoff, which intersects with the Kansas Avenue Bridge.
  • Revised Budget: TBD
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842

North Kansas Ave. – Morse to Soldier – Project #841017.85

  • Start Date: Spring 2019
  • Completion Date: Fall 2019
  • Details: This project will include complete pavement removal and reconstruction and limited sidewalk improvements.
  • Traffic Impact: Through traffic will be allowed during the project; some turn restrictions may apply.
  • Revised Budget: TBD
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842
  • A public open house is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, between 4:30 and 6 p.m. at the Garfield Community Center, 1600 NE Quincy
  • Kansas Avenue – Morse to Soldier Handout
  • Kansas Avenue – Morse to Soldier Presentation

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Clarion Woods Neighborhood – Phase II of II – Project #841040.15

  • Start Date: Spring start up TBD
  • Completion Date: November 30, 2019 – Phase II
  • Details: This project is a complete reconstruction of residential streets and underdrains to eliminate water saturation under the roadway.
  • Traffic Impact: Minimal, only in front of residences where construction is occurring.
  • Estimated Budget: $2.0 million
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; City Project Manager: Keith Duncan, P.E., 368-3842.

Tennessee Town Neighborhood Project #841017.60

  • Start Date: Spring 2019
  • Completion Date: Fall 2019
  • Details: This project will include portions of curb, gutter, and sidewalk replacement; full depth patches in the street and a mill and overlay, extensive storm water piping and inlet boxes, and three blocks of waterline.
  • Traffic Impact: Minimal, only in front of residences where construction is occurring.
  • Est. Budget: $1.4 million
  • Funding: SORT GO Bonds; City Project Manager: Linda Voss, P.E., 368-3842

Micro surfacing – Project #601071.02

  • Start Date: TBD
  • Completion Date – TBD
  • Details: Crack sealing will take place during the 2018-19 winter; micro surfacing will occur after crack sealing has set for several months.
  • Traffic Impact: Projects on neighborhood streets will only impact those who park in front of their home or use the street regularly to come and go from the neighborhood. On busy streets, work may close a section for a short period but will be open by evening in most cases.
  • Funding: Remainder of Countywide Half Cent Sales Tax
  • City Project Manager: Keith Duncan, P.E., 368-3842

Bikeways Construction – Phase III

  • Start Date: Spring 2019
  • Completion Date: TBD
  • Details: This project includes construction of bike lanes on SW 8th – Topeka Blvd. to College Ave. and on Washburn and Lane from SW 6th to SW 17th. It also includes pavement markings on all of Route 12; Route 19, Sections 6, 7 and 8; and Route 5, Section 23. The routes and other information regarding the progress of the master plan can be found at http://www.topekampo.org/bikeways-master-plan.html .
  • Budget: $1 million
  • Funding: State Grant
  • City Project Manager: Linda Voss, P.E., 368-3842
  • Sept. 6 Public Presentation Materials
  • Topeka Bikeways Phase III Presentation
  • Topeka Bikeways Phase III Handout

2018 Developer Project Under Construction

SW 29th and SW Fairlawn Intersection Project

  • Start Date: August 6.
  • Completion Date: SW Fairlawn – SW 28th to SW 29th – December 21, 2018; SW 29th – 200 yards to the east of the intersection to under the I-470 Bridge – May 2019
  • Details: This project is a developer project, which means it is being done at a developer’s request. In this case it is the developer of Wheatfield Village on the NW corner of the 29th and Fairlawn intersection. The project will include dual left turns, a new traffic signal at 28th and Fairlawn, median reconstructions, and a right in/right out into Wheatfield Village on the west. It will also include a mill and overlay when completed. At the same time, the City is repairing the roadway within the construction zone, such as full depth patches and joint repairs.
  • Other improvements adjacent to the work zone: A traffic signal is being placed at the Fairlawn – Toyota Entrance and I-470 eastbound onramp beginning within the month. This is a City project. In early fall, a project at the eastbound off ramp and McClure will take place. That will be a KDOT project.
  • Traffic Impact: Extensive. Traffic will be allowed through the intersection at all legs. However, left turns may be restricted at times.
  • Funding: Countywide and Developer Funded Project
  • Developer Engineer: Kevin Holland, P.E., Cook, Flatt and Strobel, 272-4706
  • City Project Manager: Assistant City Engineer Jeff Hunt, P.E., 368-3842
  • May 30th Public Presentation Materials
    Project Map
    Project Schedule