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Lamar Ave. and 51st Street Closure June 8
Posted on Monday June 01, 2020
The Lamar Avenue street rehabilitation and resurfacing project is underway. The intersection at 51st Street will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, June 8.

Lamar Curb Pour May 2020

Infrastructure repair at 51st Street and Lamar Avenue will require a full closure of the intersection for 7-10 days beginning June 8.

The project will accomplish the following:

  • Removing a large blockage at a 90-degree bend in the corrugated metal pipe under the intersection.
  • Replacing and resizing an undersized inlet on the southwest corner that frequently clogs and causes back-ups.
  • Replacing the existing corrugated metal pipe in the intersection that has rusted out and is rated as "failed" by the Johnson County stormwater standards.

There are a number of significant utilities in this location including water, fiber, gas, cable, and the traffic signal pole and controllers. Due to the complexity of the project, and for the safety of workers in the area, the intersection will be fully closed in all directions for the duration of the project. Weather permitting, the project is expected to last no more than 7-10 working days. Detour signage will be posted. Vehicles will be primarily routed to Foxridge Drive due to the road construction underway on Roe Boulevard. Local access to the businesses and residences in the immediate area will be maintained. Please obey all signage and use caution in the area.

The work will be completed with funds from the Stormwater Utility Fund.

In coordination with the larger Lamar Avenue street rehabilitation and resurfacing project, ADA compliant sidewalk ramps will be completed at each corner of the 51st Street intersection.

    Lamar Avenue Street Rehabilitation and Resurfacing Project

    Project Scope: The project will occur on Lamar Avenue beginning at Shawnee Mission Parkway, working north to Foxridge Drive. The project will include: 

    • Spot curb and gutter, sidewalk and other concrete repairs.
    • Joint and asphalt patching.
    • Ultra-Thin Bonded Asphalt Surface (UBAS) pavement treatment which will include a milling of the entire street and a resurfacing.

    Construction period begins: May 6, 2020
    Construction period length: 90 working days

    Flaggers will direct traffic around construction areas. Please avoid distracted driving and use caution while in the project area.

    Questions: Contact Tim Mulvaney, Superior Bowen, at 816-918-0196 or Brent Morton, City of Mission Public Works Superintendent at or 913-676-8380.

    Following the completion of the street rehabilitation, new bike lanes and pavement markings will be installed. This is a separate process, using federal Safe Routes to School grant dollars. The specific timeline of this portion of the project is not yet known, but will be scheduled as close to the end of the rehabilitation and resurfacing work as possible.

    Funding and Project Priority
    The City is stretching tax payer dollars by using CARS funding (County Assistance Road System) dollars for more than 40% of the project expenses. CARS funding is only available for arterial streets that serve large numbers of trips each day within the county. These roads must be maintained and cared for regularly in order to support the traffic flowing in and around our City.
    The City also secured $68,000 in federal funds for the bike lane markings through the Safe Routes to Schools program. These federal grant funds had to be expended in 2020.

    A comprehensive street program is currently being developed which will guide future maintenance projects for residential streets throughout the City. That program will work to maximize resources to improve and maintain the useful life of Mission's neighborhood streets. The program is expected to introduce projects beginning in 2021.


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