This project included design and construction of multiple bus stops, three park and ride locations, a transit center in downtown Mission, traffic signal priority system, and pedestrian access improvements.
A Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant will finance transit investments along Metcalf Avenue and Shawnee Mission Parkway. This network focused on high-demand/high capacity urban transit corridors which present opportunities for revitalization, reinvestment and increased levels of population and employment density.
The Metcalf/Shawnee Mission Parkway Transit Corridor runs from Rosana Square park-and-ride located on the northwest corner of 119th Street and Blue Valley Parkway, proceeding north on Metcalf Avenue to Martway Street in Mission, and then generally east on Martway, Johnson Drive and Shawnee Mission Parkway, and eventually into Kansas City, Mo.
Detail conceptual plans included shelter design and amenities such as a digital message board for bus routes and schedule; park and ride locations at Rosana Square, 119th and Metcalf, in the city of Mission, and more.
The actual improvements included:
- Design and bus stops at 10 intersections
- Three park-and-ride locations
- Pedestrian access improvements, along Metcalf Avenue from 87th Street south to College Boulevard
- Pedestrian access improvements at Broadmoor and Martway, and along Roe Avenue north of Johnson Drive
- Improvements to signals and crosswalks at 29 intersections along the corridor
- A transit signal priority system that improves bus movement, timing, and efficiency
- A transit center, adjacent to Mission's downtown, supporting existing transit service and future local bus service
The Metcalf/Shawnee Mission Parkway corridor received $10.7 million of a $50 million regional TIGER Grant. TIGER funds were designed to support transit infrastructure improvements.
This project was coordinated by the:
- Cities of Mission, Overland Park and Roeland Park,
- Johnson County Transit, and
- Mid-America Regional Council (MARC).
For more information, contact Brian Scovill, senior civil engineer and project manager for Overland Park, at 913-895-6052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.