When construction concludes on the 12th Street project, a variety of trees will be planted along the corridor to add shade and aesthetic value. Want to know which trees will go where?


  • The intersection of 12th and Boswell will be closing for utility work on Wednesday, September 15. The closure timeframe should only be a few weeks.


  • 12th Street will be closing from Lane Street to Western Avenue on Wednesday, July 21. This will make a total closure of 12th Street from Washburn Avenue to Topeka Boulevard and from Topeka Boulevard. to Kansas Avenue. Road crews will be focused on opening up the intersections of Washburn Avenue and Lane Street as soon as possible. Once the likely opening date is confirmed, we will post it on this web site.


  • The intersection of 12th Street and Lane Street will be closed, beginning the week of May 10, for utility installation and roadway construction. This closure is likely to last two to three months. Traffic will be redirected to Topeka Boulevard and detour signage will be visible. 

  • In early March, 12th Street fully closed in work areas between Kansas Avenue and Topeka Boulevard and between Topeka Boulevard and Taylor Street. If drivers use 12th Street to commute, they need to find an alternate route like 10th Street or 17th Street. Residents living near any section of 12th Street will also need to find an alternate route to avoid changes in closures. Be observant of changing work zones, especially around water lines relocations, as this work can move quickly.


The SW 12th Street Reconstruction Project is underway as of March 1 between S. Kansas Avenue and SW Washburn. The 12th and SW Topeka Blvd. intersection will remain open north, south and east. This year's construction will be done in two phases: S. Kansas to SW Western, then SW Western to SW Washburn. Construction in 2022 will be between SW Washburn and SW Gage. Expect some utility and tree work along 12th, west of Washburn to Gage in 2021. 


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