The City of Overland Park is celebrating the official opening of the new Public Works Department fleet maintenance facility near 124th and Antioch.
This facility provides a centralized hub for maintenance and repairs to more than 700 vehicles in the City’s fleet, including work trucks, snow plows, fire trucks and more.
The facility provides:
- A shop with 13 work bays and 40-foot ceilings,
- Specialized mechanical bays for different vehicle types,
- A ceiling-mounted crane for removing components from the tops of vehicles,
- Chemical dispensers mounted on rails, which allows for bulk purchasing of chemicals,
- Designated storage spaces for equipment,
- A fabrication bay so parts can be made in-house,
- Eye wash and safety showers throughout the shop space,
- A large parts storage space to expedite repair times,
- A manual library to provide technicians access to guidance for repairs,
- Offices for fleet maintenance staff,
- Locker rooms where staff can change and clean up before and after their shifts,
- A training room and modern kitchen and break space, and more.
Construction started on the fleet maintenance facility in 2019, and City staff began using the facility in early 2021. The project cost approximately $16 million and was funded through the Capital Improvements and Maintenance Program.
Members of the Governing Body will cut a ribbon to officially open the new facility on Saturday. Take a tour of the facility below.