A 10-foot-wide multi-use path constructed along Knox Lane from Casement Road to Northeast Park would accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists and other modes of transportation. Northeast Park is relatively underused due to poor access for pedestrians and bicyclists and inadequate ADA access from nearby neighborhoods.
The Kansas Department of Transportation awarded a Transportation Alternatives (TA) grant for this project. Total construction cost is estimated at $223,900. The city's share is $94,900 to be paid from the Special Street and Highway Fund, Special Parks and Recreation Fund, and the Sidewalk Fund. Pavers Inc. is the contractor.
On Monday, April 10, construction will begin on a pedestrian and bicycle path project on Knox Lane between Casement Road and Northeast Park Street. Project work includes construction of sidewalk ramps at the Casement Road intersection, new sidewalk and some new driveway construction, and curb and gutter work on south side of Knox Lane. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional weekend work.
Beginning on Monday, April 10, Knox Lane will be reduced to one 10.5-foot lane each direction throughout the project duration. Project work will begin on the west end of the project and head east. Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via cones and signage. Pedestrian channelizer fencing will be used along the north edge of Knox Lane during construction work on the sidewalk.