North Campus Corridor

Images from consultant Confluence

North Campus Corridor Overview

The North Campus Corridor (NCC) project will expand the major roadways near K-State University and the National Bio-Agro Defense Facility (NBAF): Kimball, Denison, College, and North Manhattan Avenues. Kimball Avenue serves as the arterial roadway connecting Kansas Highway 113 and U.S. Highway 24 to NBAF. 

Kimball Avenue alone carries over 20,000 vehicles daily. Improvements throughout the NCC include increased lane widths and dedicated turn lanes, improved storm sewer infrastructure, protected medians, traffic signal and crosswalk innovations, pedestrian walkways throughout the corridor, bicycle improvements, bus stops, streetscape and landscape enhancements.

Over the next 20 years, these improvements are expected to  help support 5,000 jobs in Manhattan.

Confluence, Schwab-Eaton and BG Consultants have completed 30% designs for the identified corridors and developed cost estimates. The intersection of College and Kimball Avenue is currently under construction, as well as the final phase along North Manhattan Avenue between Claflin Road and Baker’s Way. The City and K-State are working to secure funding for future phases.

The city’s involvement in the project includes infrastructure, streetscape, landscape, signage, and pedestrian and bicycle improvements in the area.

Please contact Deputy City Manager Jason Hilgers at 785-587-2404 with questions.