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 Projects Under Construction

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 29th and Burlingame Intersection – Project #841017.26

  • Start Date: April 30
  • Completion Date: Nov. 9
  • 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 and Kansas won’t be shut down to all traffic before Monday, May 28th, 2018 with 21st St. The south leg of Kansas Ave. will be open to traffic by Friday, August 10th, 2018. The detour will be 17th and Kansas to Adams to 29th to Kansas during the closure. Estimated Budget: $1.75 million
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax
  • City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842

2018 Projects Bidding

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

  • Bid date: May 2
  • Start Date: June 4
  • Completion Date – Phase I: December 14, 2018; Phase II – End of 2019 construction season
  • Details: This project will include 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 feet will be completely shut down on Monday, June 4th for construction. 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. The rest of Huntoon St. is scheduled to be fully opened 200 days after the beginning of construction.
  • Public Open House: 4:30 to 6 p.m., Monday, April 23, Washburn Tech, 5724 SW Huntoon, Bldg. A
  • Estimated Budget: 2018 – $3.6 million; 2019 – $2.13 million
  • Funding: General Obligation Bonds; City Project Manager: Linda Voss, P.E., 368-3842

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

  • Bid Opening: April 24
  • Start Date: June 11, 2018
  • Estimated Completion Date: October 2018
  • Details: This project will include full-depth patching and a mill and overlay.
  • Estimated Budget: $1.06 million
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842

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

  • Bid Opening: May 10
  • Start Date: June 8, 2018
  • Completion Date: November 9, 2018
  • Details: This project will include complete removal and replacement.
  • Estimated Budget: $2.4 million
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842

Micro-seal – Project #601071.02

  • Bid Opening: April 17
  • Start Date: May 29
  • Completion Date – Fall 2018
  • Details: In 2018, the City of Topeka will implement 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

2018 Projects In Design

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

  • Targeted Bid Opening: TBD
  • Estimated Start Date: Fall 2018
  • Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2019
  • Details: The project will be a complete removal and replacement.
  • Estimated Budget: TBD
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax
  • City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842

2017 Projects Under Construction

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

  • Start Date: May 15, 2017
  • Restart Date: March 12
  • Completion Date: June 15
  • 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: June 3
  • April 13 Update: The work zone near the most westerly entrance to Westridge Mall on SW 21st has been reduced to the outside westbound lane. The roadwork is complete but one lane will remain closed to allow the contractor to complete work on a retaining wall. Completion is expected within a few weeks, way ahead of the June 3 deadline.
  • City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842

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

  • Start Date: July 5, 2017
  • Restart Date: Feb. 26
  • Completion Date: October 29, 2018
  • 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

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

  • Start Date: July 25, 2017
  • Estimated Restart Date: August 2018
  • Anticipated Completion Date: November 2018
  • 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: $518,000 (Does not include additional storm sewer and waterline replacement)
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax
  • City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842