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.

Project pavement marking is scheduled and should be completed in spring 2019, as weather permits.

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

Proposed improvements include reconstruction of Metcalf Avenue, from 159th to 167th streets, 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. began construction on the Metcalf Avenue Improvements projects, in May 2018.  Metcalf is currently closed to thru traffic between 159th and 167th streets.  The contractor plans to restart work on both the north and south ends of the project, in April 2019.  The project remains on schedule to be completed, in fall 2019.

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

The cities of Overland Park and Olathe, 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.  

167th Street Bridges over Coffee Creek
Project manager: Tony Rome, 913-895-6001

The city of Overland Park is constructing bridges over Coffee Creek to complete the 167th Street corridor between Switzer and Quivira roads. The scope includes construction of three bridges, two-lane connecting roadways, sidewalks, streetlighting and pavement marking.

Olsson is designing the project in 2019 with construction scheduled for the years 2020 and 2021. The following exhibits and handout were presented at a public information meeting.

Stormwater Projects

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.

The restoration phase of the project started in December 2018; however, it was not completed and will start again, in spring 2019.

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 began in October 2018 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 to the Switzer Fire Station, which is located at 13801 Switzer Road.

Construction began in December 2018 and should 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, the City will be replacing deteriorated storm sewer pipe and inlets at the six locations below. The project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2019.

  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
  6. 107th and Metcalf, east side 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 be completed by spring 2020.