U.S. 24 Improvements, Kansas Avenue to Muddy Creek

Page last updated: March 11, 2024


KDOT plans to host an informational open house this spring, where the public can attend to learn more about the project and meet the project team, as well as learn about other projects that are being planned along Topeka’s U.S. 24 corridor. Details of the open house will be shared and posted to the website once scheduled. Read an official new release about the project.

Project Description

KDOT and the City of Topeka are collaborating on a reconstruction and pavement replacement project on U.S. 24. The project begins near N. Kansas Avenue in Topeka and extends to Muddy Creek Jefferson County. Work began in July 2023 and is expected be complete in 2027, conditions permitting.

The major urban intersections in the project area include:

  • U.S. 24 and N. Kansas Avenue (signalized intersection)
  • U.S. 24 and N.E. Meriden Road (two offset intersections)
  • U.S. 24 and N.E. Goldwater Road

The overall project area is 5.5 miles. Benefits of this improvement project include:

  • Increased safety
  • Streamlined access
  • Enhanced economic development opportunities

Project Materials

This information can be made available in alternative languages or accessible formats by contacting 785-296-3585. Use extension 711 for Voice/Hearing Impaired.

Project Details

Project Name U.S. 24 Improvements, Kansas Avenue to Muddy Creek
Project Numbers

KA-3236-01 and KA-3542-01

Location U.S. 24 from Kansas Avenue to Muddy Creek in Shawnee and Jefferson counties

Pavement replacement project that will improve access management and frontage roads along U.S. 24 and streamline access through updated median treatments. Includes removal of two bridges over Soldier Creek and Muddy Creek and construction of replacement bridges with profile adjustments at those locations.


5.5 miles

Public Meetings

  • Time - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location - The Woodshed (1901 N. Kansas Avenue Topeka, KS 66608)
  • Public Comment Period - July 19, 2023 to July 19, 2023

  • Agenda - Thank you for joining us for our Chat with the Contractor event on July 19, which was an opportunity to stop by any time between 5-7 p.m. to talk with the project partners and gain more information. The event did not include a formal presentation but display boards and the project fact sheet are below. We enjoyed sharing more about the U.S. 24 Improvements Project and construction that is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2023 lasting multiple construction seasons.

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Who to Contact

Kate Craft
Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager


Steve Baalman, P.E.
Metro Engineer

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