Shawnee County Joins In On Highway 24 Corridor Study

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The Highway 24 corridor will undergo an extensive study for possible improvements.

Monday, the Shawnee County Commission agreed to the study in partnership with the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization, the Kansas Department of Transportation and the City of Topeka.

The corridor study project manager, Fred Schwartz, says they will look at long-term solutions for problems along the stretch of the highway that are arising as the area grows in population.

The corridor is a 10 mile stretch from Huxman Road to K-4 Highway in Jefferson County.

Part of the agreement is that everyone involved will take the study's findings into consideration according to Schwartz.

The study began this past February and Schwartz expects a draft report with recommendations to be completed before Christmas.

The partners will use the holiday season to review the recommendations. A final document is expected to be signed by February 2009.