Active Projects

The categories below detail some of the City of Manhattan projects that may have a significant impact on traffic. You can also sign up to receive email updates on major construction projects.

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Traffic Impacts Updated 8/19/2019

  • Pedestrian crossing at Kimball Browning/Kenmar: To allow new asphalt construction on Kimball Ave, the school crossing now in place at Kimball and Browning will move slightly to the east for the next two weeks. A crossing guard will be in place at Kenmar to assist students and parents. Vehicles reduce speed and follow the instructions of the crossing guard.
  • Traffic signal at Claflin & Westloop/Beechwood: A recent lightning strike damaged the traffic signal at the intersection of Claflin and Westloop/Beechwood. The signal is operational, but the green arrow for left turns is not working. Until the signal can be repaired, left turns without an arrow must yield to oncoming traffic.
  • 6th & El Paso: Kansas Gas will be doing work over the next few weeks to relocate a natural gas line near 6th St. and El Paso St. The intersection of 6th and El Paso will be closed for a few days starting Thursday, August 15. When that portion of the work is complete, the 500 and 600 blocks of El Paso St. will be closed for the next phases of the project. Please obey all posted traffic signs and slow down in work zones.
  • College Ave and Dickens: A new pedestrian HAWK signal will be installed and the trail will be repaired near K-State's baseball and soccer complex. The roadway will be reduced to two lanes, but the intersection will remain open during the project. Completion is expected this fall, but the light poles have been delayed due to flooding in Nebraska, where the factory is located.
  • Carson & McCall: A lightning strike damaged the traffic signal. The vehicle traffic portion is still operational, but all pedestrian movements are non-operational. No ETA on repairs at this time.
  • North Manhattan Ave: Closed from Baker's Way to Research Drive as part of the North Campus Corridor Project. The slope of the hill will be reduced, the roadway widened, utilities relocated, a 10' sidewalk will be installed, and streetscaping will be added to the area. A detour route is in place until the roadway reopens. The project has shifted to the next phase and access to AIB will now be from the north, instead of the south. See map of access route here. The work has been delayed due to rainy weather conditions in late spring. The new completion date is early October.
  • Juliette Ave Phase III: Juliette is closed from Osage to Poyntz for utility replacement and roadway reconstruction. Bricks have been removed and storm sewer and water main work is nearly complete. Work has been delayed and traffic control is in place for Woodrow Wilson Elementary bus routes. See map here

Kimball Avenue Projects

  • Kimball Ave (Hudson to Vanesta): The roadway will be widened to three lanes with a protected left turn lane in the middle. A 10' paved trail will be added that connects to Hudson Trail.

    Kimball Ave will be closed during Phase I and traffic will be re-routed to Anderson Ave. During Phase II, 2-way traffic will be allowed but intersections will be closed at Little Kitten Ave and Plymouth Rd.

    Dates: May - October 2019

  • Kimball Ave (K-113 Seth Childs to Kenmar): The roadway will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Access to side streets will be restricted during each phase. Dates: June - September 2019

  • Kimball Ave (N. Manhattan to Tuttle Creek Blvd): The section from N. Manhattan to Ivy has been completed. Traffic will shift the week of July 22nd, outside lanes open in each direction and active work in the middle lanes and the traffic signal at Kimball and N. Manhattan will be back to normal operations. Completion is expected by the end of August.

NOTE: Fall 2019 classes will begin August 26 for K-State students.

Additional Projects

  • Potholes: The patch crew will get to pothole requests as weather and schedules allow. To add a location to the list, please submit a request for pothole repair using the ReportIt system. 
  • Street Sweeping: Sweepers will be operating all week.
  • Utility Cuts: Water and sewer projects around town.
  • Safe Routes to School Phase II: This is a grant funded project to increase pedestrian and bike access to the elementary schools. Phase II includes the installation of sidewalks and pedestrian beacons at Casement & Griffith, as well as sidewalks along S. 14th Street, Wreath Avenue, and College Heights & Lee St. 
    • Pedestrian crossings and flashing signals have been installed and are operational
    • curbs, bus zones, and pedestrian crossings have been painted
    • re-seeding of disturbed ground will take place in the coming weeks

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