Summary of Shawnee Mission Parkway Expansion Project - I-435 to K-7 Highway


Project Number: 1150
Organization: Shawnee
Project Name: Shawnee Mission Parkway Expansion Project - I-435 to K-7 Highway
City(ies), County(ies), State: Shawnee, Johnson, Kansas
Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Shawnee Mission Parkway is directly accessible through the interchanges at I-435 and K-7 Highway
Primary Project Mode: Highway/roadway 
Supplementary Project Mode(s): * Active Transportation * Bridge * Freight * Transit )
By improving this ditch section road and improving the connections to the local street network, the roadway capacity will be increased and lead to further development along the corridor. The improvements will accommodate all modes of transportation, to include vehicle, pedestrian, bicyclists and future transit needs. This project will be designed to enhance performance of the roadway and provide a safe corridor for all modes of transportation.
Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement * System operations and management )
Project Description: Shawnee Mission Parkway is a 4-lane ditch section major arterial that is the Citys main East-West trafficway. This project would widen the existing roadway to 6-lanes for increased efficiencies, provide improved drainage, expand existing bridge structures over I-435 and K-7 Highway, and enhance connections to existing pedestrian and bicycle routes.
Scope: The improvements to this 3.75 mile segment of Shawnee Mission Parkway includes expansion from 4-lanes to 6-lanes. This project will accommodate all modes of transportation, to include vehicle, pedestrian, bicyclists, and transit needs. The improvements will incorporate the Citys bicycle and recreational trail plan, which will facilitate healthy and active living.
Funding Source: Ks Local
Total Budget in 2019 Dollars: $35,000,000
Total Budget in Year of Expenditure dollars (YOE): $54,600,000
Decade: 2030
Application Score: 111
Constrained / Illustrative: Constrained
Priority: High
Adds Capacity: Yes

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Tim Johnston said...

I think this is a great project. I would take it a step further and name it the "Shawnee Thruway". I would make each exit off of I=435 a 2 lane exit to encourage usage of this avenue to K-7. This would offload traffic from I-70, especially during racing season.

5/14/2019 9:38:41 AM

Lee Urban said...

The expansion of SM Parkway in this corridor makes sense. I am a huge fan of pedestrian & bike connection options, but I dont know how that would make sense along such a busy street. Game on if it makes sense! Long-term, Id love to see the City of Shawnee take the lead on light rail initiatives with the other area transportation authorities. There are lots of people and opinions on lots of regional committees, but most of the energy feels like it is focused on roadway expansion or bus line improvement. It would be nice to see more coordinated feasibility studies as to light rail options connected or arising out of Shawnee.

11/20/2019 1:30:32 PM


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