Summary of Merriam Drive - Antioch to 47th

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: Merriam Drive - Antioch to 47th
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Overland Park, Johnson, Kansas
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Merriam Drive
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, pedestrians and bicycles in order to maximize mobility throughout the corridor. The project will encourage walkability by reconstructing and providing new sidewalks in areas where they do not exist. The project will provide bicycle access by constructing new on-street bike lanes along Merriam Drive that do not currently exist. These new facilities will provide connection to existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities to the east along Merriam Lane in Wyandotte County.
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: $10000000
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 turn lanes and intersection improvements. Bicyclists will be able to utilize the on-street bike lanes to negotiate the entire corridor and intersections. Pedestrians will be able to utilize the reconstructed sidewalks and new sidewalks to negotiate the entire corridor and intersections.
10. Scope: Reconstruction of Merriam Drive to a two-lane concrete roadway with curb and gutter, storm sewers, street lighting, sidewalks and on-street bike lanes throughout the 1 mile corridor. 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.
11. Project schedule: Construction is anticipated to occur between 2035-2040.

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