Summary of Metcalf Avenue - 167th to 183rd

Overland Park

Contact Information

Organization: Overland Park
Contact person: Lorraine Basalo
Title: Acting City Engineer
Phone: 9138956023
E-mail: lorraine.basalo@opkansas.org
Organization address: 8500 Santa Fe Dr.
  Overland Park, KS    66212


General Information

1. Project name: Metcalf Avenue - 167th to 183rd
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Overland Park, Johnson, Kansas
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Metcalf Road
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Bridge )
The project will incorporate multimodal systems to accommodate automobiles, transit, public safety vehicles, pedestrian and bicycles in order to maximize mobility throughout the corridor. The project will encourage walkability and bicycle access by providing sidewalks and bike lanes/paved shoulders that do not currently exist. These new facilities will provide connection to existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities to the north along Metcalf Road. This project also includes construction of a new bridge over the Blue River.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement * System operations and management )
7. Project sponsor: Kyle Dieckmann
kyle.dieckmann@opkansas.org
913-895-6053
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $22000000
9. Project description: The intent of the project is to maximize mobility and access to existing and future land uses along the corridor, address system preservation and maintenance needs, provide for alternative transportation modes and improve system performance, efficiency, and safety. The primary users will be motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Motorists will benefit from the increased capacity and safety of the reconstructed roadway which includes shoulders and turn lanes. Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists will all benefit from the construction of a new bridge over the Blue River. Bicyclists will be able to utilize the paved shoulders/bike lanes to negotiate the entire corridor and intersections. Pedestrians will be able to utilize the sidewalks to negotiate the entire corridor and intersections.
10. Scope: Reconstruction of Metcalf Road from an unimproved two-lane roadway to an improved two-lane roadway with shoulders, turn lanes and storm sewers throughout the 2 mile corridor. The project includes construction of a a new bridge over the Blue River. The project also includes a 10-foot sidewalk along one side of the roadway and a 5-foot sidewalk on the other. A roundabout is planned at the intersection of 179th Street and Metcalf Road. The project will provide multimodal systems to accommodate automobiles, transit, public safety vehicles, pedestrian and bicycles in order to maximize mobility throughout the corridor. The project will improve walkability and safety for pedestrians by providing ADA compliant sidewalks and crosswalks. The project will improve bicycle access and safety with the addition of on-street bike lanes/paved shoulders. The proposed roundabout will provide for safe pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular movements as well as an opportunity to provide a community focal point.
11. Project schedule: Construction is anticipated to occur between 2025-2030.

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