Kansas DOT Announces Reconstruction Project in Topeka

Aug. 2, 2023
The work being done includes pavement reconstruction, bridgework, and intersection safety improvements

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) have announced that a reconstruction project is underway on U.S. 24 in Topeka.

Officials at the transportation agency said the multi-phase project spans roughly 6 miles from west of the Kansas Avenue intersection in north Topeka to Muddy Creek in Jefferson County. The work being done includes pavement reconstruction, bridgework, and intersection safety improvements.

The initial phases of the project will take place on the western portion of north Topeka, according to KDOT.

Luckily, traffic on U.S. 24 won't be affected too much through the end of the construction season.

Both frontage roads will be reduced to one lane but access to businesses in the corridor will be maintained during construction. The north frontage road will be restricted to westbound travel only, and the south frontage road will be restricted to eastbound travel.

Temporary roadways will later be constructed near Kansas Avenue and Goldwater Road.

Updates and traffic information will be provided as the project progresses.

Koss Construction Co., of Topeka, is the project’s prime contractor. The project is expected to be completed in 2027, conditions permitting.

The project has a price tag of $64 million.

An open house meeting will be scheduled in the coming weeks for the public to attend and learn about the project. Information is also available on the project website.


Source: KDOT