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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Citywide Sales Tax Extension Presentation

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

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

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 opened.
  • 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
  • Details: This project includes some curb, gutter, and sidewalk; full depth patches in the street and a mill and overlay.
  • Traffic Impact: Minimal.
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842
  • May 17 Public Meeting Presentation

SE Adams – 29th to 33rd – Project #841017.80

  • Start Date: May 29, 2018
  • Completion Date: November 9, 2018
  • Details: This project is a complete removal and replacement.
  • Traffic Impact: The road will be closed. Follow the marked detour.
  • Budget: $2.4 million
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842
  • May 29 Public Meeting Presentation | Handout

SW 29th and Burlingame Intersection – Project #841017.26

  • Start Date: April 30
  • Completion Date: Late November; retaining wall work must be completed once signal poles are in.
  • Update: The west and south quadrants are open.
  • Details: The intersection is being reconstructed.
  • Traffic Impact: Traffic will be allowed through the intersection in all directions during construction. However, some turn movements will be restricted.
  • Budget: $1.2 million
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax
  • City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842
  • April 12 Meeting Handout

SW 21st and Kansas Avenue Intersection– Project #841017.76

  • Start Date: April 23
  • Completion Date: Nov. 2
  • Details: The intersection is being reconstructed.
  • Traffic Impact: Traffic is allowed through the intersection south, east, and west around August 10.
  • Estimated Budget: $1.75 million
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax
  • City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842

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

  • Start Date: March 5
  • Completion Date: fall
  • Details: The new road is a 3-lane, 41 foot wide industrial road with curb and gutter.
  • Traffic Impact: The road is closed to through traffic; access to businesses and properties along this rural stretch will be from access roads. The official detour is SW Topeka Blvd. to SW 57th Street to Wenger Road to 49th Street.
  • Estimated Budget: $1.5 million
  • Funding: Petition by outside developer; City Project Manager: Jennifer Harrell, P.E., 368-3842

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

  • Start Date: July 10
  • Completion Date: October 12, 2018
  • Details: This project includes a full-depth patching and a mill and overlay.
  • Traffic Impact: Gage between 21st and 25th will close for 24 hours beginning at 6 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday to allow the contract to mill and overlay the entire stretch. The move will save $14,000 on the project.
  • Estimated Budget: $1.06 million
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842
  • May 23 Public Meeting Presentation

Clarion Woods Neighborhood – Project #841017.81

  • Start Date: June 11, 2018
  • Completion Date: November 29, 2018 – Phase I; 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.
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842
  • Clarion Woods Presentation
  • Clarion Woods Handout

2017 Projects Under Construction

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

  • Start Date: July 5, 2017
  • Restart Date: Feb. 26
  • Completion Date: October 29, 2018
  • Update: The middle two phases, which are between the Chalet Apartments and Grand Ct, were combined to speed up the construction process in order to get done this year. Westchester is open across 6th Street to allow access to the neighborhood north of there.
  • Details: This two construction season (2017-2018) project consists of widening SW 6th Ave between SW Gage Blvd and SW Fairlawn beginning on the east end. The new roadway will include curbs, gutters and sidewalks, street lighting and a new drainage system. This project is funded by an extension of the Countywide Half Cent sales tax that took effect January 1, 2017.
  • Traffic Impact: Local traffic only; through traffic not possible. The detour is 6th and Gage to 10th to Fairlawn. Both ends of the project are closed at this time. Access to neighborhoods via Westchester Road.
  • Budget: $5.6 million; Funding: GO Bond
  • City Project Manager, Jeff Hunt, P.E., 368-3842

Completed Projects

Micro-seal – Project #601071.02

  • Start Date: July 23
  • Completion Date – Fall 2018
  • Details: In 2018, the City of Topeka has implemented a pavement preservation technique called micro-surfacing. View completed streets.

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

Projects on Hold

N. 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 be a complete removal and replacement. The Water Department is in the process of getting permission from the railroad to bore a new line underneath their tracks. A storm water drainage program has already been approved. The stormwater system was deteriorated and caused a sinkhole in the construction zone.
  • Estimated Budget: TBD
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax
  • City 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: Spring 2019
  • Estimated Completion Date: 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.
  • Budget: $563,000
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax
  • City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842

2019 Projects

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