Construction Standards

The following resources for construction reflect the latest revision of the city ordinances.

It is your responsibility to ensure the accuracy of all details, including standard details. If any discrepancy or errors are found, contact the city before using these details.


Public Works

Standard Details

The following details are used in the preparation and submission of all publicly or privately funded construction projects.

See standard details for individual projects, or view all standard details.

Standard Roadway Details


Standard Traffic Details

AutoCAD Files

Erosion + Pollution Control Details


Supplemental + Special Details

The following details are intended for privately-funded residential or commercial projects. Do not use these details without prior approval of the plan reviewer.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these details, please contact the Engineering Services Division of the Planning & Development Department at 913-895-6223.


Current Design Criteria + Codes

The city follows design criteria, codes and guidelines to ensure new construction is cost effective, meets current safety requirements and is an asset to the community.

The criteria and codes include general notes, checklists and policies for roadways, stormwater, erosion and sediment control and traffic sign criteria, as well as private site improvements.

The 2023 Design Standards are effective for any new construction plans submitted for construction permits after November 1, 2023. If you have questions about the applicability of these standards to your project, check with your contact at the City or with the Engineering Services Division of the Planning and Development Department at 913-895-6223. Note that this update impacts required paving materials for public streets and required street widths only. Phase in period for the paving materials are noted in Table II, page 6 of the standards. Changes to minimum street width requirements are effective November 1, 2023.

Approved Materials

Only products identified on the approved materials list will be approved for installation on city projects. This list is provided to contractors and suppliers who are constructing public improvement projects in the city, including

  • Storm sewers
  • Concrete work
  • Geotextiles
  • Guard fences
  • Bridges
  • Erosion and sediment control
  • Fiber optics
  • ITS
  • Pavement marking
  • Signing
  • Specialty items
  • Streetlighting
  • Traffic control
  • Traffic signals

Prior to bidding a project, contractors and suppliers should call 913-895-6027 to make sure that they have the most current list.

See the Approved Materials List