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

U.S. 69 & 159th Street Interchange
Project manager: Larry Blankenship, 913-895-6007

U.S. 69 and 159th Street InterchangeA new interchange will be added at U.S. 69 and 159th Street to relieve congestion at the existing U.S. 69 and 151st Street Interchange and along the 151st Street corridor. It will also increase traffic safety throughout the area, provide access to current and future community facilities, and support economic development.

The interchange design is scheduled for completion in April 2014. Traffic will be maintained on U.S. 69 and 159th Street throughout construction with only a few short term interruptions.

Schedule

Construction has begun with completion at the end of November 2015.

75th Street, Switzer to East Frontage Roads
Project manager: Brian Scovill, 895-6052

75th & Switzer ProjectIn July, Miles Excavating, Inc. began road construction on 75th Street, between Switzer and the I-35 East Frontage roads. Construction work includes mill and overlay of asphalt pavement, full depth replacement of concrete pavement and storm drainage structures, traffic signal updates at all five intersections, replacement of the I-35 bridge joints, replace fence on the north side of the BNSF and I-35 bridges, repair and seal bridge deck on both bridges, and pavement repairs and replacement on the ramps to and from 75th Street and I-35.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction along 75th Street with various ramp closures occurring during July into November.

Schedule: Final restoration including sidewalk work will occur in the spring of 2015.  All construction is expected to be completed in May of 2015.

2015 Neighborhood Street Reconstruction Program
Project manager: Becky Bonebrake, 913-895-6008

The project is located on Glenwood north of 151st to 149th streets and includes adjacent streets. Improvements include new pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalks and stormwater improvements. Construction is expected to begin,  spring 2015. The streets will be closed to through traffic and resident will have access to their property over temporary gravel.

Schedule

All construction is expected to be completed in late 2015.

 

103rd and Connell Flood Control Project
Project manager: Tony Rome, 913-895-6001

103rd & Connell Stormwater ProjectThis project will improve and enhance the existing tributary of Indian Creek upstream and downstream of 103rd Street and Connell. This will alleviate flooding of more than 20 homes and adjacent roadways during large storm event.

Improvements include replacement of the existing reinforced concrete box (RCB) with a triple-span bridge, widening and deepening of the channel and restoration of adjacent properties.

Schedule

Utility relocation is underway and construction is expected to begin early 2015 and be completed later in the year.