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: Brian Scovill, 913-895-6052

151st Street and Kenneth BridgeThe cities of Overland Park, Kan and Kansas City, Mo (KCMO) and Jackson County, Mo have partnered to replace the old bridge over the Blue River. The overall project is being coordinated by Chad Thompson from KCMO and can be reached at 816-513-2738.

Schedule
Shafer, Kline & Warren started the design in March 2015. Final plans are essentially complete and the project will advertise for bids in the first quarter of 2018. Construction should begin by this summer, with the bridge potentially opening to traffic later this year.

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.

Schedule
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.

Schedule
Utility relocation is nearing completion with construction to begin in spring 2018. Construction is expected to last through fall 2019.

159th Street, Pflumm to Quivira Roads
Project manager: Brian Scovill, 913-895-6052

The cities of Overland Park and Olathe and Johnson County, Kansas have partnered for safety improvements to 159th Street from Pflumm to Quivira roads. Improvements include grading the roadway alignment for a smoother profile, new drainage ditches, full depth pavement, shoulders, pavement markings and a roundabout at Pflumm Road.

Schedule
The design consultant, George Butler Associates, has started the preliminary design. The city of Overland Park is coordinating with the Johnson County Executive Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Property acquisition and utility relocation work is planned for 2018; and the road construction project should begin in 2019.

STORMWATER PROJECTS

2017 Major Storm Sewer Repair Program
Project manager:
 Lauren Garwood, 913-895-6012

As part of the 2017 Major Storm Sewer Repair Program, the City will be replacing deteriorating storm sewer pipe and inlets at the following locations this summer:

  • Shawnee Mission Parkway and Marty Lane - Complete
  • 61st Street and Metcalf Lane - Complete
  • 95th Street and Connell Drive - Complete
  • 10002 W. 98th Terrace - Complete
  • 99th Street and Metcalf Avenue - Complete
  • 99th Street and Floyd Street - Complete
  • 141st and Monrovia streets - Complete
  • Near Hadley Street and Lowell Avenue - Emergency ditch liner repair

Schedule
The project is scheduled to be complete in May 2018.

88th Terrace to 89th Street, Outlook to Reed - Between Lamar and Nall Avenues
Project manager: Lauren Garwood, 913-895-6012

The scope includes the construction of a parallel system from the east side of W. 87th Terrace along Outlook Drive to the intersection of W. 88th Terrace and Reeds Road. This project is a drainage improvement project to reduce structure and street flooding risks. Storm sewer inlets and storm sewer pipes in this area are being replaced and improved. This project is part of the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program and is jointly funded by Johnson County and the city of Overland Park.

Schedule
Construction will begin in May and completed by December 2018.

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

Aging 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.

Schedule
Construction will begin in April through October 2018.

Walmer Avenue, 97th to 99th Streets - Between Walmer and Russell Streets
Project manager: Ybairy K. Duin, 913-895-6235

The 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.

Schedule
Construction will begin in August through December 2018.

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.

Schedule
Construction is anticipated to begin in September 2018.