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.

2017 Bridge Maintenance
Project manager: Brian Scovill, 913-895-6052

The city of Overland Park has contracted for routine bridge maintenance on six bridges during the summer and fall of 2017. The work includes bridge deck repairs on the following bridges:Map of bridge inspections

  • 103rd Street Bridge west of Metcalf Avenue;
  • Pflumm Road Bridge north of 127th Street;
  • Roe Avenue Bridge south of 103rd Street;
  • Conser Street Bridge south of 103rd Street;
  • 109th Street Bridge in Corporate Woods; and
  • Mastin Street Bridge in Corporate Woods.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane for several days, at each bridge, multiple times. Conser Street will be closed to through traffic over the bridge two separate times, for three days, during each closure. Detours will be posted.

Schedule
Construction is expected to be complete in October, 2017.

Grant Street, 79th to 87th Streets
Project manager: Jason Hussey, 913-895-6007

Improvements underway include reconstruction of Grant Street, from 79th to 87th streets. Sanitary sewer improvements will be done in conjunction with the road work, which requires trenching throughout Grant Street. Improvements will be made at Sapling Grove Park during this project work as well.

Schedule
The construction is expected to be completed in late 2017.

143rd Street, Pflumm to Quivira Roads
Project manager: Tony Rome, 913-895-6001

143rd Street, Pflumm to Quivira roadsThe city of Olathe is administering this project with coordination from city of Overland Park staff. Construction began in Spring 2017.  The Contractor is currently working on the west end of the project from Pflumm to Westgate.  143rd Street is currently closed to through traffic during construction. Local access is being provided to adjacent subdivisions and residents. Proposed improvements include reconstruction of 143rd Street, from Pflumm to Quivira roads, to a three-lane roadway with bicycle lanes, including intersection improvements at both Pflumm and Quivira roads. Other improvements included in the construction are sidewalks, a multi-use trail, street lighting, storm sewers and restoration.

Schedule
The construction is expected to be completed in late 2017.

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.

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
  • 61st Street and Metcalf Lane
  • 95th Street and Connell Drive
  • 10002 W. 98th Terrace
  • 99th Street and Metcalf Avenue
  • 99th Street and Floyd Street
  • 141st and Monrovia streets

Schedule
The project will continue construction through November 15, 2017.

storm drain repair2016 Major Storm Sewer Repair Program
Project manager: Lauren Garwood, 913-895-6012

As part of the 2016 Major Storm Sewer Repair Project, the City will be replacing deteriorated corrugated metal pipe with reinforced concrete pipe and new concrete inlet structures. The project is located along Metcalf Avenue from 89th Terrace to 87th Street.

Schedule
The project will be under construction until December, 2017.