Summary of 151st Street - Chadwick to State Line

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: 151st Street - Chadwick to State Line
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Overland Park, Johnson, Kansas
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: 151st Street
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation )
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 that do not currently exist. These new facilities will provide connection to planned pedestrian and bicycle facilities along Kenneth Road and Blue River MetroGreen corridor.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement )
7. Project sponsor: Kyle Dieckmann
kyle.dieckmann@opkansas.org
913-895-6053
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $13000000
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 additional through lanes and turn lanes. Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists will all benefit from the addition of street lighting throughout the entire corridor. Bicyclists will be able to utilize the new bike lanes to negotiate the entire corridor and intersections. Pedestrians will be able to utilize the new sidewalks and trail connections to negotiate the entire corridor and intersections.
10. Scope: Reconstruction of 151st Street from an unimproved two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided thoroughfare from Chadwick to Kenneth and an improved two-lane from Kenneth to State Line. The project would include curb and gutter, turn lanes, storm sewers and street lighting throughout the 3/4 mile corridor. The project also includes a 10-foot sidewalk along one side of the roadway and a 5-foot sidewalk on the other. The project will include a roundabout at the intersection of Kenneth Road and at grade railroad crossing improvements at the BNSF crossing. 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 bike lanes in each direction. The addition of street lighting throughout the corridor will provide safer accommodations for all modes of transportation.
11. Project schedule: Construction is anticipated to occur between 2030-2035.

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