Summary of K-7 Corridor Upgrade Phase 2: 43rd Street to K-10 and from Lansing to State Ave


Contact Information

Organization: KDOT
Contact person: Allison Smith
Title: Environmental Coordinator/MPO Liaison
Phone: 785-296-0341
Organization address: 700 SW Harison
  Topeka, KS    66603

General Information

1. Project name: K-7 Corridor Upgrade Phase 2: 43rd Street to K-10 and from Lansing to State Ave
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Wyandotte, Johnson, KS
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: K-7
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Bridge * Highway/Roadway * Transit )
K-7 will be an access controlled freeway with primarily six through lanes for motorists and freight shippers. Long term goals are to eliminate any existing at grade access points along K-7 and provide access only at interchanges.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement * System operations and management )
7. Project sponsor: Allison Smith
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $67200000
9. Project description: The intent of the project is to modify K-7 to freeway design standards and to construct expressway intersection enhancements from the City of Lancing to State Avenue. The primary users would be motorist, freight, and bicyclists/pedestrians where appropriate.
10. Scope: The roadway classification type varies considerably throughout its length. Each segment of the highway has its own characteristics. K-7 Corridor Management Plan it has been determined that the expressway portions should be upgraded to a fully access-controlled freeway. The first segment from 43rd Street to K-10 would modify K-7 to freeway design standards and the project would construct expressway intersection enhancements from the City of Lansing to State Ave. The primary users would be motorists and freight shippers. The primary outcome would be the transition of a 2 lane facility to a 4 lane freeway along the corridor.
11. Project schedule: Construction of the segments of this project have been placed in 2030 at which time that the project is activated and programmed, schedules for project phases will be developed.

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