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 their 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. This project includes 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 10 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 consists of spraying a mixture to seal cracks, then spreading small chip rocks and then followed by rollers to embed them into the street surface.
Ultra-thin Bonded Asphalt Surface (UBAS)
This process removes the top 5/8" of existing pavement from a street. Crews then apply the UBAS, which seals the pavement, and prolongs the life of the street. Curb and gutter, sidewalk, storm sewer and commercial driveway repairs are included as part of the project. Thoroughfare roads are treated approximately every 8-10 years.
2019 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 Avenue: 75th Street to 645 feet south of Shawnee Mission Parkway
- 95th Street, Quivira Road to U.S.69
- 95th Street, Glenwood to Nall Avenue
- 103rd Street, Quivira Road to Goddard
- College Boulevard, Switzer Road to Benson
- Quivira Road, 135th Street to 119th Street
Residential Mill and Overlay
- Brittany Highlands
- Brittany Pointe
- Stanley Heights
- Portion of Birchwood Hills
Thoroughfare Ultra-thin Bonded Asphalt Surface
Residential Ultra-thin Bonded Asphalt Surface
- Portion of Nottingham Forest Subdivision
Parking Lot Removal and Replacement
- Foxhill North Park (Roe Avenue and Indian Creek Parkway)
- Foxhill South Park (109th Street east of Roe Avenue)