Summary of 155th Street Improvement

Basehor

Contact Information

Organization: Basehor
Contact person: Mark Lee
Title: Planning and Zoning Director
Phone: 9137241370
E-mail: mlee@cityofbasehor.org
Organization address: 2620 N. 155th Street
  Basehor, KS    66007


General Information

1. Project name: 155th Street Improvement
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Basehor and Leavenworth County
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: 155th Street north from Wolf Creek Parkway to Leavenworth Road, there will be multiple intersections that this project will both affect and improve. 155th and Parallel Rd, 155th (Roundabout) and Elm Street (alignment of intersection), 155th Street and Leavenworth Road (Roundabout). The project will affect other intersections but they will not be improved necessarily because of traffic flow issues but they will be improved during construction.
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Freight * Highway/Roadway )
By improving 155th Street we will be able to implement our goals of providing a 10 M.U.P. on one side of the road improvement. The 10 MUP is the beginning of our Master Trail Plan and begin to connect our community.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement * System operations and management )
7. Project sponsor: Mark Lee
mlee@cityofbasehor.org
913-724-1370
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $8800000
9. Project description: The intent of this project is to improve overall safety for motorists and non-motorists alike. This would involve improvements such as widening the existing street to a minimum of three lanes, two travel lanes and one center-left hand turn lane. These improvements would be to include our newly adopted policy to provide a 10 wide Multi-Use Path for pedestrian, bicycle traffic along with a 5 wide sidewalk on the opposite side of the roadway. The improvements to 155th Street will make the corridor easily accessible for freight movement.
10. Scope: This project will serve multiple modes of transportation including bicycle, pedestrian, vehicular and freight. It will consist of a minimum of three lanes, two travel lanes and one center-left hand turn lane, it would have the potential though to be expanded up to five lanes of traffic and turn movement lanes. There would be the potential to include mid-block street crossings, it will improve two of our most congested intersections thus providing an added level of safety. Within this project are two proposed roundabouts and a drainage way crossing that will need expanded. The expected outcome will be the more efficient flow of traffic on one of our main thoroughfares as well as improved connectivity to two of our school buildings with the inclusion of the two roundabouts.
11. Project schedule: This project is proposed to begin around 2023-2024.

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Jon Gallion said...

Basehor is one of the fastest growing cities in Kansas. 155th St is the main north/south road through town. There are three schools and two senior living facilities in the two mile portion we would like to improve. Traffic volume increases every year and there is no sidewalk along much of the two miles. This is very big safety concern.

5/15/2019 8:50:11 PM


 


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