- API data.topeka.org | Last Updated 2015-05-29T12:53:21.000Z
The City of Topeka is committed to keeping roadways clear and safe during wintery weather events. Because there are over 1500 lane miles of roadway in Topeka, our response is prioritized. First, we clear and treat Emergency Routes (orange lines), which are the most traveled streets known as major arterials. Second, we work Primary Plow/Treatment Routes (blue lines), which are well-traveled collector streets which feed into major arterials. Third, we work Secondary Plow/Treatment Routes (yellow lines), which are less traveled collector streets. Lastly we work the remaining local (residential) streets that are not worked in one of the other phases if warranted. A one-time pass, treating all arterial and collector streets, can take as little as 24 hours or as long as 56 hours if it is a heavy, prolonged snow or ice event.