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Junction City High School Project Updates

If you live in Junction City, you probably know about the construction of Junction City High School west of the city. Our firm is proud to provide our services to this brand new high school for students and incorporate the school into the city with accompanying roads, a trail, waterline and more. Read below for a map and status updates on multiple projects going on west of Junction City with expected completion dates.

  1. Junction City High School
    1. Project: Junction City High School is a brand new, state-of-the-art high school west of Junction City on Highway K-18. The school will have the capacity for 1,800 students with new academic and athletic facilities. The $129 million educational project was approved at no additional cost to taxpayers, and funded through local, state and federal funding. The school will include multiple academies for students to focus on different career pathways like Science, Engineering and Technology; Business and Information Technology; and Fine Arts and Human Services. The school is on schedule to be ready for the fall 2021 academic school year.
    2. Expected Completion: Summer 2021
    3. Kaw Valley Engineering Services: Construction staking, site design, testing and inspections
  2. Blue Jay Way
    1. Project: In addition to construction of Junction City High School, Blue Jay Way is currently being developed. Blue Jay Way is the road east of Junction City High School and provides safe access to the school. The road is being completed in two portions, with the southern portion expected to be completed in May, and the northern half scheduled to be finished in July.
    2. Expected Completion: May/July 2021
    3. Kaw Valley Engineering Services: Construction staking, surveying, civil design, testing and inspections
  3. Blue Jay Way Waterline
    1. Project: To provide water to Junction City High School and nearby residential areas, a waterline was installed along Blue Jay Way from Highway K-18 to Rucker Road.
    2. Expected Completion: Completed
    3. Kaw Valley Engineering Services: Construction staking, civil design, surveying, testing and inspections
  4. Munson Road
    1. Project: Munson Road, along with Blue Jay Way, is being developed to provide additional safe access to Junction City High School. Munson Road runs along the west side of Junction City High School. With Munson Road and Blue Jay Way developed, the school will have newly constructed roads to provide multiple safe routes for students and faculty.
    2. Expected Completion: Summer/Fall 2021
    3. Kaw Valley Engineering Services: Civil design, surveying, geotechnical engineering, materials testing and inspection
  5. K-18 and Karns Roundabout
    1. Project: A new roundabout is planned at the intersection of Highway K-18 and Karns Drive to the southeast of Junction City High School. The roundabout provides safe passage for motorists and pedestrians near the high school as well as Junction City Middle School. It also connects the school to the city’s system of trails that runs throughout Junction City. Construction of the roundabout is funded by the Kansas Department of Transportation at 100% for up to a maximum of $2 million on the project. This project included extending a sanitary sewer to homes in the area and relocating access from K-18 to Blue Jay Way.
    2. Expected Completion: Spring 2022
    3. Kaw Valley Engineering Services: Civil design, surveying, construction staking, materials testing and inspection
  6. West K-18 Trail Connector
    1. Project: Junction City has a connected system of trails throughout the city and needed to connect the new development of Junction City High School west of town with the rest of the trails. This half-mile portion of 10-foot-wide trail will connect the trail system east of Spring Valley Road to Blue Jay Way near Junction City High School. This trail project offers safe access to the school and continues the trail system throughout Junction City. The City of Junction City received a $737,653 grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation to fund the West K-18 Trail Connector project.
    2. Expected Completion: Summer 2022
    3. Kaw Valley Engineering Services: Civil design, grant application, surveying, materials testing and inspection