We are excited to get our major street project started. This street project will include Walnut, Spruce, Chestnut, and Vine Street from 4th to 8th Street and all the side streets in between!Original Plan 8/7/2023 The project has been split into 8 phases, with each phase taking about 6 months to complete. Phase 1, Vine from 4th to 6th, is scheduled to begin in August 2023! Phase 2, Chestnut from 4th to 6th, is scheduled for October. Then each phase after that will be determined once the project gets started.
Update 9/18/2023 As we have gotten into the project it has become clear that, due to the necessary utility updates, it will be more efficient to complete full streets at a time, instead of splitting the work into different phases. That being said the updated timeline is as follows: Vine (4th-6th) August 21, 2023- May 2024; Vine (6th-8th) October 8th, 2023- May 2024; Chestnut (4th-6th) January 2024- September 2024; Chestnut (6th-8th) February 2024-Septemeber 2024. Look for updates on Walnut Street and Spruce Street in the summer of 2024.
Update 12/6/2023 Due to the great progress on Vine, Chestnut is now able to start at an earlier date! As of now, Timelines will be estimated to remain the same, BUT Chestnut Street will be closed starting December 26th. Demolition will begin shortly after that. Please refer to the updated "Estimated Timeline" Document below, or the "Recent News" update for more complete information.
Update 2/13/2024 We are working towards moving to the next phase of our Street Project and have a few updates. First, Wednesday, February 14th water will be turned off for residents who have been notified through Door Knockers. The estimated time for this turn-off is from 8am-1pm. As we are updating the infrastructure in Wamego it is important to note that we try to be as accurate as possible when informing the public but due to the scale of this project, there have been a few unexpected situations come up. We appreciate your patience during this project and are eager to have new, high-quality, dependable infrastructure when the project wraps up. Additionally, Thursday, February 15th the City of Wamego will have crews taking out the marked trees on Chestnut Street from 6th to 8th Street. The larger trees will be removed at a later date in February that is still to be determined.
*All Timelines are weather-dependent and could change due to several factors.
This project is a huge undertaking that includes replacing all streets, curbs, storm drains, sidewalks, waterlines, and sewer lines, and we thank Bayer Construction and Olsson for taking it on.
For the most up-to-date information and announcements please use the "Recent News" button below!