Traffic Route Updates

From construction to events, street closings are a visible reminder of a city on the move.


View full Department of Public Works & Utilities - Construction and Maintenance Projects report

Report malfunctioning streetlights at; please include an address and pole number, if possible. As with any construction project, closures & detours may vary both in duration and location. Timeframes are tentative and subject to change. Please plan accordingly.

Major Traffic Impacts

Commerce Railyard Parking Lot & 2-Way conversion of St. Francis - The project will add a parking and a stage area between the railroad and the businesses on Commerce south of Waterman. St. Francis will be converted from one way southbound to allow two-way traffic between Waterman and Lincoln.

Traffic Impact: St. Francis is open to two way traffic. Minimal traffic impact on the parking lot area adjacent to the railroad tracks.

River Vista Development - Project includes construction of apartments and commercial retail on the west bank of the Arkansas River between Douglas and 1st Street.

Traffic Impact: The path along the west bank of the Arkansas River is closed between 1st Street and Douglas. The sidewalk on the south side of First Street is closed between McLean and Waco. Pedestrians will be detoured south to Douglas.

Mosley & Rock Island Paving - This project will upgrade the area to current Old Town standards which will include brick streets and sidewalks, streetlights, trash receptacles, and landscaping planters. The project will also construct storm water improvements and include water main replacement.

Traffic Impact: Mosley is closed to through traffic between 2nd & 3rd St.

Douglas Streetscapes between Main and Washington - This project will construct curb extensions at Market, Topeka, Emporia, Mosley, and Washington. The project also includes landscaping amenities and enhancements to existing light trellises.

Traffic Impact: Douglas will be limited to one lane in each direction with intermittent traffic flagging during work hours.

Curb Repairs

None at this time

Pavement Cut Repairs

None at this time


None at this time

Other Projects

Central Library Relocation - Project bid and awarded to Dondlinger Construction. Pre-cast concrete panels are 100% complete. Roofing is 99% complete with only minor detailing and curbing remaining. Exterior framing and sheeting is 99% complete, with metal panels arriving on site within the next two weeks for installation. Aluminum stor-front is being installed, and glazing following up closely. Building should be 100% dried in by the end of April. Rooftop units are set, and mechanical HVAC work continues. Interior framing on the first floor is complete, and about 70% complete on the second floor, with drywall following. Security and access control work is beginning, as well as data cabeling and finishing up structural steel detail work. Project still on schedule for mid February '18 completion.

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