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.
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.
Schedule Construction started, August 2016, and 159th Street is scheduled to remain open to one lane of traffic, in each direction, for the remainder of 2016 to allow for storm sewer installation and grading operations. In 2017, the road construction will require closure of 159th Street and Mission Road (in various locations) for different duration. 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. Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2017.
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.