Road Construction and Stormwater Projects

Each year, the city completes a number of road construction and public improvement projects. The design and construction of these projects such as thoroughfares, residential streets, bridges, traffic signals and storm water drainage are paid for with money dedicated to the Capital Improvements Program.

The benefits of these projects include increased safety and better traffic movement. Occasionally, there will be some traffic delays and temporary disruptions. Before departing, check out the city's traffic web cameras and interactive Road Closure Map.

Maintenance of city streets and addressing traffic flow on major streets are two of the top three priorities listed by respondents to a citywide survey.

 Road Improvements | Stormwater Projects

151st Street and Kenneth Road Bridge
Project manager: Kyle Dieckmann, 913-895-6053

151st Street and Kenneth BridgeThe cities of Overland Park, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo. (KCMO) and Jackson County, Mo. have partnered to replace the 151st Street and Kenneth Road bridge, over the Blue River. The scope includes construction of a two-lane bridge, with minor roadway improvements on each side of the bridge.  The overall project is being coordinated by Chad Thompson from KCMO and can be reached at 816-513-2738.

Shafer, Kline & Warren started the design in March 2015. The final plans are complete. The old single lane bridge was removed in 2017 and utility relocation work started in 2018. Construction should begin in 2018 and be completed in 2019.

Quivira Road, 151st to 159th Streets
Project manager: Eric Keenan, 913-895-6028

Quivira Road 151st to 159th streetsProposed improvements include reconstruction of Quivira Road, from 151st to 159th streets. Improvements will be a concrete two-lane roadway divided with a raised median. Other improvements include sidewalks, a multi-use trail, street lighting, storm sewers and restoration.

Utility relocation is anticipated to begin this spring with construction beginning fall 2017.

Metcalf Avenue Improvements, 159th Street to 167th Street
Project manager: Tony Rome, 913-895-6001

Proposed improvements include reconstruction of Metcalf Avenue, from 159th Street to 167th Street, from a two-lane county road to a four-lane divided concrete roadway with a raised median. Additionally, there will be a two-lane roundabout at the 167th Street intersection. Other Improvements include water and gas main relocations, bicycle lanes, sidewalks, storm lighting, storm sewers and restoration.

Hamm, Inc. has been selected to construct the Metcalf Avenue Improvements project and began construction in May 2018.  Except for intermittent short term closures, through traffic on Metcalf Avenue will be maintained for the remainder of 2018, while the contractor reconstructs Metcalf Avenue north of 163rd Terrace. In 2019, Metcalf Avenue will be impacted to a greater degree, especially during the reconstruction of Metcalf Avenue south of 163rd Terrace, which will include the 167th Street and Metcalf Avenue intersection. Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2019. The following exhibits and handout were presented at a pre-construction public information meeting.

159th Street, Pflumm to Quivira Roads
Project manager: Zach Matteo, 913-895-6193

The cities of Overland Park and Olathe, Kan. and Johnson County, Kan. have partnered for safety improvements to 159th Street from Pflumm to Quivira roads.  Improvements include a new two-lane roadway fully reconstructed with paved shoulders, pavement markings and new drainage ditches.  The road will generally have a smoother profile and longer flatter side slopes.  A single lane roundabout will be constructed at the Pflumm Road intersection, and the road will be shifted south near the airport runway.  

The design consultant, George Butler Associates, started design in 2017. Property acquisition and utility relocation work will occur in 2018.  Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2019, with restoration work occurring in spring of 2020.  


Lamar Avenue, 91st to 95th Streets
Project manager: Lauren Garwood, 913-895-6012

Lamar projectAging and deteriorating corrugated metal pipe will be replaced with reinforced concrete pipe and new concrete inlet structures. The project location is along Lamar Avenue, between W. 92nd and W. 95th streets, and along 94th Terrace through backyards to Dearborn Street. This project is part of the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program and is jointly funded by Johnson County and the city of Overland Park.

Construction has commenced and should be completed by December 2018.

Walmer Avenue, 97th to 99th Streets - Between Walmer and Russell Streets
Project manager: Lauren Garwood, 913-895-6012

Walmer stormwater projectThe existing storm sewer system will be replaced with two 4'x8' reinforced concrete boxes; and area inlets will be added to improve existing drainage conditions in the project area, which extends along the backyards of the houses between Walmer and Russell streets from 97th to 99th streets. This project is part of the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program and is jointly funded by Johnson County and the city of Overland Park.

Construction will begin in October and end in April 2019.

Switzer Fire Station Bank Stabilization
Project manager: Lauren Garwood, 913-895-6012

This project will address stream bank erosion and bank instability along Tomahawk Creek in close proximity tot he Switzer Fire Station, which is located at 13801 Switzer Road.

Construction is anticipated to begin December 2018 and be completed in spring 2019.

2018 Major Storm Sewer Repair
Project manager: Ybairy K. Duin, 913-895-6235

As part of the 2018 Major Storm Sewer Repair program, this summer the City will be replacing deteriorating storm sewer pipe and inlets at the five locations shown below:

  1. SW Corner of 79th and Foster streets
  2. 77th Terrace, east of Metcalf
  3. Intersection of Santa Fe Drive and Hardy Street and the intersection of Santa Fe and Shawnee drives
  4. North of 98th Terrace and England Drive
  5. 162nd Street to 162nd Terrace, west of Metcalf

As part of the project, the City also will remove and replace the wing walls of the box culvert located along 106th Street, east of Quivira Road.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the fall 2019.