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Provide your thoughts on OP’s streets

Overland Park’s Infrastructure Advisory Group wants to hear from you about City streets. The group has released a series of videos and polls to inform their discussions.  Videos include explanations of how the City analyzes street conditions and preserves streets, challenges for the City’s streets program, and industry best practices for maintaining streets. Short polls […]

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KDOT to build all proposed noise walls during 69Express construction

The Kansas Department of Transportation announced that it will build all 11 noise walls that were proposed as part of the U.S. 69 Expansion Project, known as 69Express. A study conducted in the fall of 2021 proposed 11 noise walls between 119th and 151st Streets along U.S. 69 in Overland Park. KDOT solicited votes from […]

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Bird scooters and e-bikes land in Overland Park

There’s a new option for residents and visitors to flock to Overland Park destinations – shared electric scooters and e-bikes from the Los Angeles, Calif.-based Bird Rides. “I am excited to welcome Bird to Overland Park. These scooters are a great option for a fun ride, or they can replace a car trip to work […]

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New LED bulbs lighting the way on major City streets

The City is making streetlights more energy efficient. Public Works is working with contractors to convert streetlights on most major streets to LED bulbs, which will last longer, conserve energy and save the City money on energy costs. This effort includes major thoroughfare and collector streets, including Antioch, Metcalf, 95th Street, 135th Street and more. […]

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Snow crews ready for another winter in Overland Park

Following weeks of training, Overland Park snow crews are prepared for anything Mother Nature throws at us this winter. You’ll see them out treating and plowing City streets once the snow season begins, which could be very soon. Early forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration anticipate a normal amount of snow this winter, […]

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Infrastructure Advisory Group to begin work

Overland Park’s City Council Public Works Committee last night approved the members of a new Infrastructure Advisory Group to assess the needs, prioritization, practices and funding of the City’s infrastructure programs. The group will work to identify areas to sustain and improve program effectiveness for the next 10 to 15 years. Members of the group […]

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Stormwater cost-share program marks highest-funded year to date

The City of Overland Park gave more stormwater cost-share funding to the public in 2021 than any other year in the program’s 11-year history. The stormwater cost share program encourages residents and business owners to incorporate stormwater management strategies on their properties through reimbursement for rain barrels, native trees and more. This year, the City […]

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Infrastructure Advisory Group applications open

The City of Overland Park is now taking applications for a new Infrastructure Advisory Group. The group is tasked with considering street, stormwater and traffic infrastructure in Overland Park, and will make recommendations to the City Council to strengthen and expand practices and policies that address the community’s infrastructure needs. The group will evaluate installation […]

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Your guide to getting around OP without a car

If you’re thinking about ditching your car or truck, even if it’s just for a dinner out or to run an errand, there are options to traveling Overland Park without a vehicle. Skip the gas station and read below to plan your next car-less trip: Public Transportation Eight RideKC routes serve Overland Park. The 403, […]

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