Year completed: 2018-19
Construction Cost: $1,270,000
Location: Topeka, KS
This ½ Cent Sales Tax project included curb and gutter removal and replacement, full and partial depth concrete repair, storm sewer and inlet replacement, and a 2” asphalt overlay. It also included sidewalk and sidewalk ramp replacement to meet ADA accessibility guidelines. A number of unmarked crosswalks were removed and consolidated with a new marked crosswalk at 23rd Street that included a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) to improve pedestrian visibility.
A construction phasing and traffic control plan was developed to maintain two-way traffic throughout construction and to limit the reduction of traffic lanes at the busy 21st & Gage intersection. We coordinated with the VA Hospital prior to construction to ensure emergency access throughout construction and to mitigate construction inconveniences for hospital visitors and staff.
The project was broken down into two phases, with the segment from 21st to 25th Street completed in 2018 and the segment from 25th to 29th in 2019.
- Met the City’s design and construction schedule
- Reduced the City’s maintenance costs
- Improved pedestrian safety
- Improved drainage
- USACE SUE QL-A resulted in no utility conflict during construction
- Built a smoother, quieter road
- Maintained two-way traffic during construction
- Positive coordination with VA Hospital for access during construction
- Designed mid-block crosswalk with Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon
- Storm Sewer inlet replacement
- Public involvement meetings