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 10/3/2019

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Kimball Avenue

  • Vanesta to Hudson - Open to through traffic 8/19, work will continue in the area through October
Other Projects
  • 12th Street/Bertrand Street Storm Sewer Repair: Bertrand St. will reopen by the end of the day October 3, 2019. The intersection is finished but 12th Street will remain closed between Bertrand and Ratone while the next phase of the repair is completed. Heavy rains on August 30 caused pressure that buckled the storm sewer box under Bertrand and created voids under 12th Street. The original storm sewer in the area was installed in the 1930’s and used the roadway as the top of the “box.” Crews used 40 cubic yards of concrete and #5 epoxy coated steel to reconstruct the storm sewer and roadway.
  • 17th Street (Houston to Pierre): Reconstruction of the sanitary sewer main on 17th St. between Houston and Pierre will re-route traffic for 4-6 weeks.

    Timeline: October 7 - November 18

    Traffic Impacts: This project will require the complete closure of a section of 17th Street between Pierre and Houston Streets.  Only local traffic will be allowed in the closed area, no through traffic.
  • Island reconfiguration at Bluemont and TCB:  This project will reconfigure the islands between 4th Street and Tuttle Creek Boulevard to facilitate left turns onto northbound Tuttle Creek Boulevard. The work is expected to take two weeks.

    Timeline: October 4 - 18

    Traffic Impacts: Traffic through this segment of Bluemont Avenue will be impacted and alternate routes of travel are recommended. 

  • Bluemont Avenue and 12th Street: Starting September 30, sections of roadway near the new hotel construction at Bluemont Ave and 12th Street will be closed to maintain safety.

    Timeline: September 30, 2019 - October 2020

    Traffic Impacts: The outside, eastbound lane of Bluemont Avenue between N. Manhattan and 12th Street, will be closed. The west side of 12th street will be closed between Bluemont Avenue and Moro Street. 12th Street will be one-way southbound during this construction with parking allowed on both sides of 12th Street. No left turns will be allowed from Moro Street to 12th Street. Local business access will be available through the alley and there will be access and egress off Anderson for Starbucks & Coco Bolos. Please see map for details.

  • West NBAF entrance and Denison Ave: Starting the week of September 24, the west entrance to NBAF and one lane of Denison Ave. will be closed while the permanent facility entrance is constructed. The closure will last approximately five weeks. The traffic disruption should be minimal.

    Contractor: Emery Sapp & Sons

    Timeline: late September - November
  • Anderson Ave (Connecticut to Seth Childs): Schilling Construction will be conducting a 2" mill and overlay project to rehabilitate the asphalt on Anderson Avenue. This project is funded by the Street Maintenance Sales Tax.

    Timeline: September 13 - 20, 2019

    Traffic Impacts: Expect lane shifts and traffic delays for one week.
  • Hayes Drive: Crews are continuing to work on emergency repairs to utility lines and roadways caused by sinkholes along Hayes Drive, but it will be weeks before the projects are completed. Expect continued traffic delays in both areas.
    At Hayes and Bluemont Avenue, near Walmart and Staples, telecommunication lines are being moved away from repair work while plans to relocate sewer mains are reviewed. Replacement of damaged sewer mains will proceed immediately, but the area requires a significant amount of groundwater in the area and completion is several weeks away. Additional barricades have been put in place to prevent vehicles from driving around the construction site on private property.

    Transfer pumps are now in operation at the site located near Hayes and Levee Drive, where a sinkhole opened up during overnight storms last week. Nearby businesses are receiving support while they operate without running water. Vegetation has been cleared and stop signs have been put in place along Levee Drive to improve continued traffic along the gravel road.

    Information will be shared as it becomes available. Reduce speed when traveling in the area and do not drive around barricades.
  • 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 has been extended to mid-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 by wet weather and traffic control is in place for Woodrow Wilson Elementary bus routes. See map here    

Additional Projects

  • Street Sweeping: Sweepers will be operating all week.
  • Utility Cuts: Water and sewer projects around town.
  • Re-grading roads
  • Pothole repairs
  • 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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