Street Projects

2019 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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2019 Projects

Quinton Heights – Steele Neighborhood SORT* Project # T-601075.04/T-281095.09

  • Start Date: Aug. 5
  • Completion Date: Dec. 25 or this project may be shut down for the winter, weather dependent.
  • Details: This project will reconstruct SW 24th Street between Buchanan and Fillmore; reconstruct SW Central Park Street from 24th to 26th Street; resurface the gravel alley in the 2300 block between Central Park and Fillmore; construct a crosswalk at 24th and Buchanan; and construct a basketball court in Shunga Glen Park.
  • Traffic Impact: 24th Street and Central Park will be closed during construction.
  • Budget: $2 million
  • Funding: GO Bonds
  • City Project Manager: Linda Voss, P.E., 368-3842
  • Quinton Heights Project Handout

*SORT stands for Stages of Resource Targeting. Funding is through GO Bonds administered by the Department of Neighborhood Relations.

SW 29th at McClure/I-470 Off Ramp Intersection

  • Start Date: June 3, 2019
  • Completion Date: October 25, 2019
  • Details: This project is a joint City-KDOT project. Phase 1A of this project will be the widening of the I-470 ramp on the west side and construction of the McClure Road approach to 29th (1 months). Phase 1B will be constructing the outside lanes of 29th (2 months). Phase 2 will be the construction of the center three lanes of 29th St.
  • Traffic Impact: Extensive. Traffic will be allowed through the intersection from east to west. McClure will be closed during phase one for 1 month. The only entrance and exit from the businesses and homes south of 29th at McClure will be from the intersection of Fairlawn and Lewis Toyota to the east.
  • Funding: State and City GO Bonds
  • City Project Manager: Assistant City Engineer Jeff Hunt, P.E., 368-3842
  • May 8th Public Presentation Materials

Chesney Park Neighborhood Project – Phase I – Project #841017.60

  • Start Date: April 1
  • Completion Date: November 15
  • 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: $2.7 million
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; GO Bonds
  • City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842
  • Chesney Park Project Handout
  • Chesney Park Presentation

SE Adams – 33rd to 37th – Project #841017.83

  • Start Date: April 1
  • Completion Date: October 25
  • Details: This project is a complete removal and replacement.
  • Traffic Impact: The road will be closed. A signed detour will be provided.
  • Budget: $1.6 million
  • 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, March 28, 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 – Early October
  • 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.
  • Budget: $2.13 million
  • Funding: General Obligation Bonds; City Project Manager: Linda Voss, P.E., 368-3842

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

  • Start Date: March 18
  • 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.
  • 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: May 6
  • Completion Date: November 8
  • 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: June 17
  • Completion Date: September 13
  • Location or areas of micro surfacing: East and southeast Topeka, primarily in Council Districts 2, 3, and 4. Specifically, Oakland will receive significant attention, as well as the East Topeka North and East Topeka South, and the Likins-Foster neighborhood.
  • 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

  • Estimated Start Date: Sept 3
  • Start Date: No later than August 26
  • Completion Date: 100 days after start; however, this project will likely be wintered and restarted/completed in the spring.
  • 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

Completed Projects

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

  • Start Date: May 13
  • Completion Date: September 13

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

  • Start Date: April 2
  • Completion Date: August 9
  • 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: $600,000
  • Funding: Citywide Half Cent Sales Tax; City Project Manager: Robert Bidwell, P.E., 368-3842
  • A public open house is scheduled for Monday, April 1, between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church, SW 19th and SW Gage.
  • SW Gage Presentation

2018 Developer Project Under Construction

SW 29th and SW Fairlawn Intersection Project

  • Start Date: August 6, 2018
  • Completion Date: August 2019
  • Details: This project is part of the Wheatfield Development and is required by the City for an expected increase in the number of vehicles in the area. The Fairlawn portion of the job and the intersection is complete. The 29th portion east and west of the intersection is nearing completion. Because it is adjacent to the McClure project, traffic control will remain up following completion of the 29th portion until the McClure project is complete, which is scheduled to be completed Oct. 25.
  • 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

Postponed Project

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

  • Start Date: Summer 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
  • Kansas Avenue – Morse to Soldier Handout
  • Kansas Avenue – Morse to Soldier Presentation

2020-2021 Project

SW 10th – Wanamaker Rd. to Fairlawn Rd. – Project # 701015.00

  • Start Date: Spring 2020
  • Completion Date: Fall 2021. The project will be reopened over the 2020-2021 winter.
  • Details: This project replaces the two-lane rural-style roadway with open ditches to a three-lane asphalt roadway with curb, gutter, storm sewer, sidewalk and a 10-foot wide multipurpose trail. 2020 construction will be from SW Wanamaker to just west of Woodbridge Dr. The remainder will be constructed in 2021.
  • Traffic Impact: The road will be closed in phases. A signed detour route will be provided.
  • Budget: TBD
  • Funding: Federal Fund Exchange
  • City Project Manager: Jeff Hunt, P.E., Deputy City Engineer, 368-3842
  • 10th St. Project Handout

On-Hold Project

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