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DOCUMENTS & COMMENT
The City of Topeka has been working with the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) to construct an additional interchange on the southeast side of the city that would provide access to the I-470 Turnpike. KTA partnered with the City on a concept study. In addition, an economic and fiscal impact report was prepared in consultation with GO Topeka. The project is estimated to cost $16 - $23 million. The City of Topeka has currently set aside $500,000 in their CIP to perform preliminary engineering work that will help get the project choser to "shovel ready" as economic development and/or transportation grants become available.
The City of Topeka has been working with the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) to construct an additional interchange on the southeast side of the city that would provide access to the I-470 Turnpike. KTA would like to partner with the City on a preliminary engineering Interchange Concept Study. The cost to the City for the study is estimated to be $20,000. KTA has presented the City with four design/location options. One of the options or variation of would be chosen for a study to determine the feasibility and costs associated with such a project.
The Topeka’s Governing Body on Oct. 20 unanimously voted to proceed with a study of Option 2, pictured here.
October 20 City Council - Discussion and vote 32:37-53:28
October 13 City Council - Discussion and vote 14:50-1:12:40
The City had two public meetings as a means to gather citizen input regarding the four options for a Kansas Turnpike Authority Interstate/470 Interchange in southeast Topeka. City staff provided a brief presentation of the four options and take public input and questions. During the few minutes left over with each meeting, we had staff available, with option maps, to answer questions as well. A representative from KTA was present at both meetings.
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