Another large portion of Kimball Avenue will close between College Avenue and Denison Avenue starting Monday, March 7, for the next phase of the North Campus Corridor Project. Both the road and the multi-use trail will be closed to the public within the project limits. Access to the Gate 5 off Kimball into the West Stadium Parking lot will be maintained throughout the closure, along with Gate 3 off College Avenue. Access to K-State Agronomy and Grain Science, and the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center will be maintained during the project.
The contractor, Ebert Construction, anticipates the roadway will be fully open again by late August 2022.
Variable Message Boards (VMS) were installed on Monday, February 28, announcing closure. Detour signage and traffic control for vehicles and cyclists/pedestrians will be installed soon.
Phase 9 is a total reconstruction of the street, storm drainage system, and sidewalks between Gate 5 and the K-State Rowing Center and will widen the roadway from four lanes to five with dedicated-center turn lanes. This phase will also create a fully signalized intersection along Kimball Avenue at Gate 8 and Agriculture Road at Grain Sciences.
The total project cost is $9.4 million and will be paid from various funding sources, including a $2.89 million Cost Share Grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).