MANHATTAN — Work on Denison Avenue will continue to affect traffic flow on the Kansas State University campus, according to Mark Taussig of K-State facilities planning.
Taussig said beginning as early as today, the Denison Avenue and Claflin Road intersection will be closed to traffic until mid-August, but that the Jardine Drive and Denison Avenue intersection will be reopened at the same time.
Access on Denison Avenue will be available north to the southern driveway into the College of Veterinary Medicine Complex. However, Taussig said there will be no through traffic to Kimball Avenue.
According to the project contractor and the city of Manhattan, the Jardine Drive-Denison Avenue area still needs some minor work completed, including sidewalks, traffic signals, pavement markings and signs. The intersection will be a four-way stop until the signals can be installed.
Denison Avenue from Kerr Drive to Kimball Avenue will be closed as early as Wednesday, July 19. The contractor will first remove all of the pavement along that section. Next, the west lane will be constructed with anticipated completion for one-way traffic to the south by the end of August, Taussig said. Access from Kimball Avenue will be provided to the Biosecurity Research Institute and the Serum Plant Road.
Denison Avenue from Claflin Road to Anderson Avenue will be overlaid with asphalt the first week or second week in August.
Taussig said by the time K-State’s fall semester starts Aug. 21, all the work on Denison Avenue south of Claflin Road, including the intersection, should be completed. By the end of August, one-way traffic should be open along Denison from Kimball Avenue to Kerr; all of the work on this section of Denison should be completed by the second week of October. Construction on the final section of Denison between Jardine Drive and Claflin Road will begin sometime this fall.
Additional information on the project is available by contacting Taussig at 785-532-1732, or Rob Ott, Manhattan city engineering, at 785-532-2415.