The Street Improvement Project is an essential element of the city's street maintenance program designed to preserve a significant investment in our streets.
Before the treatment begins, residents are notified by door hangers 48 hours in advance, detailing the day of treatment. Some projects will include more extensive notification, including schedules for work.
On city thoroughfares, construction crews will work between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and will maintain access to businesses. In residential areas, construction crews will work between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., residents are notified in advance of the treatment and access to homes will be disrupted as little as possible.
The street maintenance program also includes programs for curb and sidewalk repair on a case by case basis and parking lot reconstruction.
Types of Projects
The Street Improvement Projects are an essential element of the city's street maintenance program designed to preserve a significant investment in our streets. The Street Improvement Projects include mill and overlay, Ultra-thin Bonded Asphalt Surface (UBAS) and various concrete repairs.
Mill and Overlay
A mill and overlay removes the top two to three inches of the asphalt street. Crews then overlay new asphalt. Milling removes the old surface and helps to restore the street to its original shape. Curb and gutter, sidewalk, storm sewer and commercial driveway repairs are included as part of the project. Thoroughfare roads are treated with this maintenance every ten to 12 years and residential streets are treated at least 30 years after they were newly constructed.
Chip Seal is used on residential streets to extend the life of aging streets until an overlay can be applied. Chip seal consist of spraying a mixture to seal cracks then spreading small chip rock, followed by rollers to embed it into the street surface.
Ultra-thin Bonded Asphalt Surface
This process removes the top 5/8" of existing pavement from a street. Crews then apply UBAS, which prolongs the life of the pavement by sealing the pavement. Curb and gutter, sidewalk, storm sewer and commercial driveway repairs are included as part of the project. Thoroughfare roads are treated approximately every 8 to 10 years.
2018 Project Locations
Use the City's Street Surface Treatment interactive map to see which areas will be covered this year.
Thoroughfare Mill and Overlay
- Metcalf, 99th Street to I-435
- Antioch, 119th to 127th Streets
- Antioch, 95th to 103rd Streets
- 95th Street, Antioch to Switzer
- 119th Street, Pflumm to U.S. 69
- Roe, 95th to 103rd
Residential Street Mill and Overlay
- Portion of Summercrest Subdivision
Thoroughfare Ultra-thin Bonded Asphalt Surface
- 119th Street, U.S. 69 to Conser
- 135th Street, Switzer to Antioch
- 143rd Street, Antioch to Metcalf
Residential Ultra-thin Bonded Asphalt Surface
- Portion of Wilshire Farms Subdivision
- Portion of Mills Farm Subdivision
- Portion of Glad Acres Subdivision
Parking Lot Removal and Replacement
- Overland Park Fire Training Center, 12401 Hemlock