This project includes the 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.
This network focuses 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 include 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, and in Mission, and more.
The project includes:
- 12 designated bus stops;
- 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 will improve bus movement, timing and efficiency; and
- a transit center, adjacent to Mission's downtown, to support 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 will support transit infrastructure improvements. It is 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.