Community Members Connect with Highway Study

TOPEKA, Kan. - Topeka residents were encouraged to join members of the Highway 24 Corridor Study consulting team Wednesday, June 18, to voice their opinions and make suggestions for the Highway 24 Corridor.

A public forum was held at Seaman High School, 4850 Rochester Road. It was open to area residents and business representatives to stop by at their convenience to sit and speak candidly with team members.

"We have finished the first phase of one-on-one interviews, which began with area businesses and now we are reaching out to the residents in North Topeka," said Fred Schwartz, Project Manager at Iteris, Inc. "Ultimately, the residents and employees are the ones affected by changes made to the Corridor so their opinions and suggestions will be vital to the recommendation being created around the consultant team's findings."

A study of the Highway 24 Corridor is being conducted to examine land use and growth, flow of traffic, general mobility, accessibility to property and aesthetic appeal.

The purpose of the study is to gather community input and encourage involvement to create a recommendation to keep the area safe, efficient, and a vibrant place for transportation and commerce around the Highway 24 Corridor.

To make a detailed recommendation, Iteris, Inc., the firm commissioned to lead the study, will consider public opinions and suggestions regarding the corridor developments.

The study will cover almost 10 miles of US Highway 24 from the east K-4 highway interchange to west Huxman Road. It is managed and funded by the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization, in partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation.

For more information on the Highway 24 Corridor Study, go to www.hwy24corridorstudy.com.


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