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.
2016 Neighborhood Street Reconstruction Program
The project is located at 71st and 73rd streets, between Metcalf and Lamar avenues. The improvements include new pavement, sidewalk, curb, gutter, sidewalks and stormwater improvements. Construction is expected to begin in the spring 2016. The streets will be closed to through traffic; and residents will have access to their property over temporary gravel.
Public Safety Facility
Overland Park is currently constructing a new Public Safety Facility at 163rd and Antioch, across from the Blue Valley West High School campus. This jointly occupied facility will serve both Police and Fire departments. The building will be 23,500 square feet and has been designed to meet the current and future needs of both departments. This facility includes several garage bays, allowing both Police and Fire departments to safely stage emergency vehicles and equipment. It also will include office space, a briefing room, fitness room, bunk rooms, showers, lockers, kitchen and a day room.
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.
Switzer Road, College Boulevard to Indian Creek Parkway
Construction of Switzer Road, from the Indian Creek Bridges to College Boulevard, includes two roundabouts. One roundabout is located at Indian Creek Parkway and the other at 113th Street. Other improvements include a signal at College Boulevard, LED street lighting, considerable landscaping and an art feature located within the roundabout at 113th Street. This project required the removal of the existing Switzer roadway and realignment to support the proposed City Place development. The $350 million dollar mixed-use development is currently under construction at the southwest corner of College Boulevard and U.S. Highway 69.
Stanley Storm Drainage Improvements, 151st Terrace and Metcalf Avenue
This project involves installing approximately 1,500 linear feet of reinforced concrete box to enclose the Negro Creek system from Metcalf Avenue to the east end of the Stanley Industrial Park. These improvements will replace the existing natural channel and remove the adjacent areas from the 100-year floodplain. The project will require a detour of the private drive section of Broadmoor Street, with no interruption to traffic.
|Monitor Square Storm Drainage Improvements|
Project Manager: Lorraine Basalo, 913-895-6023
Construction of the sanitary sewer improvements i ongoing.
Bridge construction will start, Monday, February 1, 2016, requiring a road closure of 103rd Street, between Ash and Rosewood streets. Road barriers to prevent through traffic on 103rd Street will be placed at Nall and Roe avenues. The recommended detour route is 95th Street via Nall eastbound and Roe Avenue westbound. Bridge work is expected to be completed in late spring before the roadway reopens to traffic.
Channel improvements included as part of the project will commence in early spring 2016.