CONSTRUCTION IN THE CITY: Officials begin 2019 construction projects

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With spring around the corner, it means you’ll see construction cones popping up on area streets. 
A number of projects in Topeka could have you looking for other ways to work and school. 

The city is preparing to improve streets, many of which have cracks and potholes. Some of the projects get started as early as Monday. 

“If we can stop that through preventive maintenance, crack sealing, and micro-surfacing, to fill those cracks and stop that water, then we think we can extend the life of the pavement between five to seven years,” said Keith Duncan, preventive maintenance program manager for the City of Topeka.

Starting April 1, closures will be happening on some busy streets:

  • SE Adams- 33rd to 37th
  • Chesney Park, Phase 1

On April 2, SW Gage from 25th to 29th street will be down to two lanes, instead of four. On April 8, SW Arvonia and Winding Road will be closed, opening back up near fall.

Although another summer of construction may be frustrating, the city said it’s all to make the streets better for you.

“We are making a difference, and we will continue to see improvement,” said Brian Faust, the city engineer for Topeka.

If you would like to see a complete list of upcoming projects, CLICK HERE.

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