69th Street Proposed Changes

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69th Street

Concept Overview

Due to concerns with the intersection at 69th Street and Tomahawk Road residents have requested that the City consider changing 69th Street to a one way street between Delmar Street and Tomahawk Road. The large landscaped island at Tomahawk creates a unique connection at Tomahawk Road. Residents feel that the neighborhood is changing with recent rebuilds with younger families moving in. They are concerned with  overall safety due to the absence of sidewalks and the unique intersection at Tomahawk. Making 69th Street one way would eliminate the two way traffic at this intersection and cause vehicles to slow as they enter the one way street

The other benefit from making this a one way street is that 69th could easily have sidewalks added in the future with a street rehabilitation project.  69th currently has no sidewalks and sidewalk can’t be added without significant impacts to large trees at the back of curb on both sides of the street.

Public Meeting

Saturday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Prairie Village City Hall - Multi-Purpose Room (7700 Mission Road)

Residents on 69th Street between Delmar and Tomahawk have requested that 69th Street be made a One-Way street. Please come to the “OPEN HOUSE” neighborhood meeting listed above anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to learn about these ideas and to ask questions. Your feedback can help guide the final recommended changes. The direction of the One-Way traffic is yet to be determined so your input will help make this decision.

Updates

May 2, 2018 -  A final petition was recently circulated to the residents on 69th between Tomahawk and El Monte related to the addition of this speed table. Over 60% of the residents were found to be in favor of the additional speed table.

City Council will discuss this addition on May 7, 2018. See Council Memo here.

 

January 2018 - In December, a neighborhood meeting was held to discuss the idea of making 69th Street a one-way street between Tomahawk and Delmar. The goal of this was to make the corner at 69th and Tomahawk a safer intersection. Based on feedback from the meeting the residents on 69th Street have decided not to pursue the one-way any longer. As an alternative they are proposing to add one additional speed table at the east end of 69th as shown on the below drawing. We very much appreciate everyone's attendance at the neighborhood meeting as well as all the comments submitted related to the One-Way concept. A final petition is circulating for the residents on 69th between Tomahawk and EL Monte related to the addition of another speed table. If 60% of the residents are in favor of adding it, Public Works will seek Council approval and plan to construct it with our street rehabilitation project later this spring.

 October 2, 2017 - At the Council Committee of the Whole meeting, the City Council approved moving forward with a neighborhood meeting to receive resident input on the proposed changes. Items presented at the meeting are available to view here: