Summary of Metcalf Avenue - 75th to 83rd

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 - 75th to 83rd
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Overland Park, Johnson, Kansas
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Metcalf Avenue
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Transit )
The project will incorporate multimodal systems to accomodate automobiles, transit, pedestrian and bicycles in order to maximize mobility throughout the corridor. The project will encourage walkability and transit access where they do not currently exist. The facilities will provide connection to existing sidewalks and multi-use paths. The facility will allow for a flex space that could be used for bicycles or bus rapid transit.
6. Project Purpose: * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement )
7. Project sponsor: Kyle Dieckmann
kyle.dieckmann@opkansas.org
913-895-6053
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $13500000
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 addition of turn lanes and safety of the reconstructed roadway. Bicyclists will be able to utilize the flex space when provided as a multi-use path. Pedestrians will be able to utilize the sidewalks to negotiate the entire corridor and intersections. Transit riders will be able to utilize the pedestrian improvements and the transit stop at 75th and Metcalf.
10. Scope: The project will serve motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists that use the 1 mile corridor in alignment with the Citys form based code. Sidewalks will be built to connect to existing sidewalks in the area. Intersections will be upgraded to accommodate pedestrians. The road that was originally built around 1960 will be reconstructed. A flex area will be built to accommodate bicycles or bus rapid transit service. Traffic signals will be rebuilt as required for the new roadway.
11. Project schedule: Construction is anticipated to take place between 2030 and 2035.

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