August 2015 Construction Update

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Phase 1 Construction Update:

This spring and summer rain has made us very grateful for the new 66” storm water line installed in Phase 1 of the 135th Street Public Improvement Project! Unfortunately, due to the rain, the City’s contractor has been delayed in their efforts to re-stripe the street and on-street parking stalls between Cherry Street and Oak Street. Weather permitting, the City hopes this work will be finished in August.

At the end of July, the CID’s contractor completed the installation of hanging basket poles along 135th Street in the public right-of-away (between curb and sidewalk).  The hanging baskets have been hung and will remain through the end of September, maybe longer subject to weather permitting.

New poles for hanging flower baskets along 135th Street
New poles for hanging flower baskets along 135th Street

 

The first week of August, work will resume to finish the installation of brick pavers within the public right-of-away between the street and sidewalk.  The pavers will replace sod and gravel.  At this time, pavers are not being installed on private property.

Phase 2 Construction Update:

On July 16, 2015, the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri unanimously approved for Phase 2 of the 135th Street Public Improvement Project the appropriation of construction funds and the selection of J. M. Fahey Construction Company as contractor. Phase 2 includes the section of 135th Street between Oak Street and Wornall Road.

The improvements are the installation of a new storm water drainage system, replacement of the old 12” water main in this section, construction of curbs and sidewalks, installation of a traffic signal at Wornall Road and 135th Street, installation of new street lights, construction of on-street parking, and new street surface. The City and Fahey anticipates work beginning in Fall of 2015.

Phase 3 Construction Update:

The Martin City CID will be asking the City’s Public Improvements Advisory Committee to consider the recommendation of providing the City’s public works department in May 2016 an estimated $3.8 million to finish Phase 3 of the 135th Street Public Improvements Project (Wornall Road to M-150).  Phase 3 includes the installation of new storm water drainage system, construction of curbs and sidewalks, installation of new street lights, replacement of the old 12” water main, and new street surface.  Phase 3 will have no on street parking. If funds are approved for the construction of Phase 3, work could commence early 2017.

Rendering of Martin City's Future
Rendering of Martin City’s Future Appearance