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, 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.
Project Timeline & Cost Estimates
N. Manhattan from
Claflin to Kimball
College Ave +
College & Kimball Intersection
Kimball Ave from College to
N. Manhattan + Kimball &
Denison Ave from Rec
Complex to Jardine Drive
ED Fund (NBAF Commitment)
City of Manhattan / 0.3% Sales Tax
Kimball from Denison to College (facing west)
Kimball from N. Manhattan to Denison (facing west)
Denison & Kimball intersection (facing south west)
State of Repair
Average daily traffic volumes along the North Campus Corridor are projected to exceed the capacity of its current design in the near future as NBAF opens and continued growth occurs from K-State and the private sector. Existing conditions have already lead to major traffic congestion and multiple collisions (some of which have been fatal). Excluding proposed streetscape, landscaping and pedestrian amenities, $20 million worth of curb to curb roadway, maintenance, improvements and expansions must occur along the corridor over the next 5-10 years to meed traffic demands whether the 0.3% sales tax passes or not.
Existing conditions at Kimball & Denison Avenue Intersection facing southeast/NBAF