135th Street Public Improvements Construction Update:
Phase 1– During the last part of March and first of April, the City’s contractors will be working along 135th Street to finish punch list items within Phase 1.
Phase 2– At the City Appreciation Breakfast in February, 6th District Council members shared the proposed Fiscal Year ’16 City Budget, which includes funds for the construction of Phase 2 public improvements along 135th Street. The City Council is currently reviewing the budget and will vote to adopt it in late March or early April. Upon the adoption of the budget, the City Public Works Department will finalize the designs for Phase 2.
The proposed timeline shows City Council considering the approval of a contractor in July 2015, providing notice to proceed in August 2015, and construction commencing shortly thereafter. Phase 2 has an estimated construction period of six to nine months, depending on the weather conditions this coming winter.
Phase 2 public improvements include the installation of a storm water line, replacement of the 12” water main, construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, on-street parking, resurfacing of the street, installation of new street lights, and a traffic signal at Wornall.
What is Union Pacific doing in the Sutherland’s Parking Lot?
Union Pacific has deployed the Tie Gang to work on sections of their tracks between Johnson County, KS and Kansas City, MO. This work will be done over the next two months. The Tie Gang’s hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. most days. The Tie Gang should be working in the Martin City area on March 16th and 17th.
Union Pacific does not anticipate closing the 135th St. crossing due to this project but the Holmes Road crossing will be closed between March 16th and 17th. The 135th Street intersection will have flagmen protecting the crossing while the gang works through both the 135th crossing and Holmes Road crossing. Please plan alternate routes for March 16th and 17th due to the closing of the Holmes Road crossing and anticipate some delay at the 135th Street crossing.
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