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9/1/2022 - W. Magnolia Road Project-Open House Meeting

W. MAGNOLIA ROAD PROJECT-OPEN HOUSE MEETING

Join Us:
September 7th from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
K-State Salina, College Center Conference Room
2310 Centennial Rd., Salina, KS 67401

This project will improve W. Magnolia Road from east of Centennial Avenue to the south-bound ramps of I-135. These proposed improvements include new pavement, curb and gutter, and a stormwater sewer system. The intersection of Magnolia Road and Virginia Drive is a major focus of this project; as the design team looks at various options for improving access for the Fairfield Inn & Suites and Menards. A 5-foot-wide sidewalk and a 10-foot-wide multi-use path will also be added to this corridor to improve pedestrian and bicycle access in this part of Salina.

IMPROVING CONNECTIVITY This project will greatly improve the connectivity between the heart of the Salina and the major stakeholders that are located near this corridor, including Kansas State University - Salina Campus and the Salina Regional Airport. These proposed improvements also will also help prepare for the new housing and commercial development being planned for near Virginia Drive.

A DESIGNATED IMPACT STREET
W. Magnolia Road has been identified as an Impact Street in the City of Salina’s 2010 Comprehensive Plan, and this designation helps guide the design of the project. As an Impact Street, W. Magnolia Road will have a higher standard of aesthetic design throughout the corridor. This can be achieved by streetscaping with plantings, trees, medians and public amenities such as benches and enhanced crosswalks.

TIMING
WSP is the Design Team that will be providing Concept Plans to the City of Salina in September, which will show the proposed geometric improvements based on feedback from a Stakeholder meeting and a public Open House meeting. These concept plans will then be used to enhance the grant applications on which WSP will work with the City to gain additional funding opportunities to finish the design and construct this project.

RELEASE DATE: Immediate CONTACT: Tyler Voth Project Manager /Sr. Lead Consultant, WSP (316) 425-8941 Tyler.voth@wsp.com DATE SUBMITTED: August 31, 2022