The City of Topeka wanted to reduce traffic speeds on Kansas Avenue and create additional space for pedestrian activity and entertainment options.
Bartlett & West led the installation of full-depth pavement, sidewalk, storm sewer and waterline replacement. Additional private fundraising through the Downtown Topeka Foundation created pedestrian pocket parks, mid-block pavilions with arches spanning Kansas Avenue, and other aesthetic improvements to attract visitors. Construction was staged to prevent any disruption of traffic flow and business operation along Kansas Avenue.
Business leasing and public event attendance reached record highs on Kansas Avenue. The project has earned numerous public improvement awards from the industry.