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.

View project updates on the project portal.

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

2018 Developer Project Planned

SW 29th and SW Fairlawn Intersection Project

  • Estimated Start Date: Between July 1 and July 15, 2018
  • Completion Date: SW Fairlawn – SW 28th to SW 29th – Late fall 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 14, 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: Huntoon St. from the intersection of Arvonia St. and the I-470 off ramp then west approximately 1,200’ is closed. The intersection of Huntoon St., Arvonia St., and the I-470 off ramp is scheduled to be re-opened 100 days after the beginning of construction, or about Monday, August 6th. The rest of Huntoon St. is scheduled to be fully opened 200 days after the beginning of construction, or about Monday, November 19th.
  • Estimated 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 9, 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

Micro-seal – Project #601071.02

  • Start Date: May 29
  • Completion Date – Fall 2018
  • Details: In 2018, the City of Topeka has implemented a pavement preservation technique called micro-surfacing. The two components of micro-surfacing are crack-sealing and micro-sealing. Roads scheduled for micro-surfacing are crack-sealed several months in advance. They are then coated with an emulsion of polymer-modified asphalt and aggregate to create a durable driving surface, sealing the road from moisture, and extending its life. Streets that are in good, satisfactory or fair condition, but not yet a candidate for a mill and overlay or replacement, are treated with micro-surfacing. Together, the combination of crack-sealing and micro-sealing are a cost-effective way to “keep our good roads good”. The process takes a lot less time at a much lower cost than the more extensive mill and overlay project. Often the pavement looks and rides like new.
  • The City plans to micro-seal approximately 83 lane-miles this spring/summer. This fall and winter, the City plans to crack-seal between 40 and 50 lane miles of street this fall followed in the spring of 2019 with micro-surfacing.
  • Traffic Impact: Projects on neighborhood streets will impact only 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.
  • Estimated Budget for this program: 2018 – $3.0 million
  • Funding: Remainder of Countywide Half Cent Sales Tax
  • City Project Manager: Keith Duncan, P.E., 368-3842
  • 2018 Micro-Surfacing Street List

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: Nov. 9
  • Update: Concrete has been placed in the northwest quadrant
  • Details: The intersection will be removed and replaced.
  • 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 will be removed and replaced.
  • Traffic Impact: The intersection of 21st & Kansas is closed and is scheduled to reopen by Friday, August 10th, 2018. The detour is 17th and Kansas to Adams to 29th to Kansas.
  • 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: July 13
  • Details: This project will transform a rural two-lane unpaved road into a Concrete, 3 lane section, 41 ft. 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

2018 Projects Preconstruction

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

  • Start Date: Delayed, per the contractor.
  • Estimated Start Date: Mid-July
  • Completion Date: October 12, 2018
  • 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 turning movements may be prohibited, depending on the phase of construction.
  • 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 east portion of the project is complete and opened to traffic from Gage to the Chalet Apartment’s west entrance. The section just west of Fairlawn to Grand Court is expected to open soon. The road section between the Chalet Apartments and Westchester has been removed. The final piece will be the road section between Westchester and Grand Ct.
  • 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

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

  • Start Date: May 15, 2017
  • Restart Date: March 12
  • Completion Date: June 8
  • Update: The contractor is working on the final piece of this project, the northwest corner. Some waterline work will take place during the closure before the roadwork is completed.
  • Details: Reconstruction of the southeast, southwest, and northwest quadrants of the SW 10th and Wanamaker intersection will be completed through four phases. Each phase is expected to take 3 weeks to complete.
  • Traffic Impact: Through traffic will be allowed through the intersection in all directions during construction. However, some turn movements will be restricted.
  • Budget: $2.7 million; Funding: GO Bond, Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax
  • City Project Manager, Jeff Hunt, P.E., 368-3842

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

  • Substantial Completion Date: Nov. 22, 2017
  • Restart Date: March 12
  • Completion Date: May 4
  • Additional Work Details: The additional work at the 21st and Wanamaker was completed one month ahead of time.

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: 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.
  • Budget: $563,000
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax
  • City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842