Road Construction and Stormwater Projects

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 include increased 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.

 Road Improvements | Stormwater Projects

Grant Street, 79th to 87th Streets
Project manager: Jason Hussey, 913-895-6007

Improvements underway include reconstruction of Grant Street from 79th to 87th streets. Sanitary sewer improvements will be done in conjunction with the road work, which requires trenching throughout Grant Street. Improvements will be made at Sapling Grove Park during this project work as well.

Schedule
The construction is expected to be completed in late 2017.

143rd Street, Pflumm to Quivira Roads
Project manager: Tony Rome, 913-895-6001

T143rd Street, Pflumm to Quivira roadshe 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.

Schedule
The construction is expected to be completed in late 2017.

159th Street, Nall Avenue to Mission Road
Project manager: Tony Rome, 913-895-6001

159th Street, Nall to missionProposed 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.

Schedule 
Construction started in August 2016. 159th Street is currently closed from Roe Avenue to Mission Road, including the Mission Road Intersection. Mission Road traffic is being detoured to Kenneth Road. The Mission Road intersection is expected to be opened to north and south bound traffic in June 2017. The 159th Street road construction in 2017 will require closure of 159th Street in various locations at different times. Access to Roe Avenue will be maintained at all times except during the Blue Valley School District summer break, when the intersection is fully reconstructed. The project construction is expected to be completed in fall 2017.

159th Street, Metcalf to Nall Avenues
Project manager: Eric Keenan, 913-895-6028

159th Metcalf Nall renderingThe 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.

Schedule
Construction started in January 2017. 159th Street will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction, except for the duration of summer break. During the summer, 159th will be closed to through traffic at Blue Valley High School. One access point for the high school will remain open at all times.

Quivira Road, 151st to 159th Streets
Project manager: Eric Keenan, 913-895-6028

Quivira Road 151st to 159th streetsProposed 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.

Schedule
Utility relocation is anticipated to begin this spring with construction beginning fall 2017.

STORMWATER PROJECTS