The City Commission awarded the Peyton Street Watermain Improvements (12th Avenue Water Tower – 6th Avenue and South Avenue to Warren Way) on July 5th, 2023. The City’s contractor will start the week of September 18, 2023. The project will consist of the construction of new water main along 12th Avenue from Topeka Street to Peyton Street, along Peyton Street from 12th Avenue to 6th Avenue, and along South Avenue from Peyton Street to Carter Street.
During the project, there will be the following traffic impacts:
1. Along 12th Avenue (within the project), lane shifts, and drop of the center turn lane.
2. Along Peyton Street (within the project), one-way traffic will be southbound only, with a signed Peyton Street northbound truck route detour.
3. Along South Avenue (within the project), one-way traffic will be eastbound only.
The project is expected to last into Spring 2024, weather permitting.
Please, follow all construction traffic control as posted and find alternate routes if possible.
For questions, please contact the City of Emporia Engineering Department at 620-343-4260 or email the Engineering Department Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Peyton Street Watermain Improvements Map (PDF)