Road Construction/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 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.

 Road Improvements | Stormwater Projects

2016 Neighborhood Street Reconstruction Program
Project manager: Becky Bonebrake, 913-895-6008

2016 NSRP project location mapThe 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.

Construction began March 2016 and is expected to be completed in late 2016.

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

Display Board for 159th 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, 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 durations. 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
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.

Construction started in January. 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, Charlie Love, 913-895-6193

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, streetlighting, storm sewers and restoration.

Utility relocation is anticipated to begin this fall with construction beginning in the spring/summer of 2017.

Monitor Square Storm Drainage Improvements
Project Manager: Lorraine Basalo, 913-895-6023

Monitor SquareConstruction 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.

The project will be substantially complete June 2016, with fall restoration being completed by December 2016.

Major Storm Sewer Repair Project - 87th Street from U.S. 69 to Antioch Road
Project Manager: Lauren Garwood, 913-895-6012

Project Map for 87th StreetThe project includes the replacement of deteriorating storm sewer pipes and adjoining structures, along 87th Street from Goddard to Santa Fe Drive. Project work also will include restoration of disturbed areas including street repair, curb and gutters, sidewalks and street lights.

The project will be built in several phases, which will require lane reductions (approximately 1/4 mile at a time) and limited closures to side streets and sidewalks.

The project will begin May 23, 2016 and is expected to be completed in six months.