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Jun 12

Public Meeting for Seth Child Road Corridor Study

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 11:29 AM by Kristen Isch

(Manhattan, KS, December 28, 2017) - A public meeting for discussion of potential improvements for the Seth Child Road (K-113) Corridor will be held next month. The study (Project No. ST1507, CIP#EN090P), funded by the City of Manhattan, Riley County and the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), has identified areas where changes could be made to improve capacity, safety and operations along the corridor .

A variety of intersection types were evaluated along the 5.5-mile stretch of state highway. Results of the study will help create a long term vision for the corridor that promotes safety and efficiency while also accommodating growth. Consultant Alfred Benesch & Company  led the study of traffic operations, accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists, intersection geometrics, land use, economic analysis and redevelopment for existing conditions and a 25-year design horizon. The team also facilitated public engagement through a Steering Committee and Citizen’s Advisory Committee.
Public input to date has been solicited through a survey and a public meeting held on April 13, 2017. Citizen engagement provided valuable feedback on concerns and priorities for the Seth Child Road Corridor. That feedback, along with engineering analysis, will result in a long-term vision that provides the City of Manhattan, Riley County and other local agencies with clear direction related to future roadway modifications.
To present ideas and obtain further feedback, a public presentation followed by an open house will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Alfred Benesch & Company will present study findings and subsequent alternatives for the Seth Child Road Corridor. The open house format will provide the public another opportunity to provide input and speak one-on-one with project staff. 
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time:  5:30 PM to 8:00 PM; Presentation to begin at 6:00 PM
Location: Pottorf Hall 1710 Avery Ave, Manhattan, KS 66503
Information will also be posted on the project website at

This meeting is being held at a location that is physically accessible to individuals with disabilities. Information can be made available in alternative accessible formats upon request.