Each year, the city completes a number of road construction and public improvement projects. The design and construction of these projects such as thoroughfares, residential streets, bridges, traffic signals and storm water drainage are paid for with money dedicated to the Capital Improvements Program.
The benefits of these projects are significant including safety and better traffic movement. Occasionally, there will be some traffic delays and temporary disruptions. Before departing, check out the city's traffic web cameras and interactive Road Closure Map.
Maintenance of city streets and addressing traffic flow on major streets are two of the top three priorities listed by respondents to a citywide survey.
143rd Street, Pflumm to Quivira roads
The city of Olathe is administering this project with coordination from Overland Park staff. Utility relocations are underway and construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2017. 143rd Street will be closed to through traffic during construction. Local access will be provided to adjacent subdivisions and residents. Proposed improvements include reconstruction of 143rd Street, from Pflumm to Quivira roads, to a three-lane roadway with bicycle lanes, including intersection improvements at both Pflumm and Quivira roads. Other improvements included in the construction are sidewalks, a multi-use trail, streetlighting, storm sewers and restoration.
159th Street, Nall Avenue to Mission Road
Proposed improvements include reconstruction of 159th Street, from Nall Avenue to Mission Road to thoroughfare standards, including a roundabout at the Mission Road intersection. Other improvements include sidewalks, a multi-use trail, streetlighting, storm sewers and restoration.
159th Street, Metcalf to Nall avenues
The improvements on this project include reconstruction of 159th Street, from Metcalf to Nall avenues, to thoroughfare standards that include sidewalks, bike trail, street lights, traffic signal at 159th Street and Nall Avenue, and roundabouts at the east and west entrances to Blue Valley High School.
Quivira Road, 151st to 159th streets
Proposed improvements include reconstruction of Quivira Road, from 151st to 159th streets. Improvements will be a concrete two-lane roadway divided with a raised median. Other improvements include sidewalks, a multi-use trail, street lighting, storm sewers and restoration.