Orange Barrel Report - 2017

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Updated: July 2017
A letter will be sent to each resident prior to major construction beginning on their street.

Cones  Special Construction:

Meadowbrook Parkway and Rosewood Drive

The proposed plan for the redevelopment of the Meadowbrook Country Club preserves approximately two-thirds of the green space which would be owned as a county park by Johnson County.   All streets have on-street parking for easy access to the park amenities.

July 2017 - The contractor is finishing up final clean-up items.

McCrum Tennis Court

This contract consists of constructing a new court on top of the existing court at McCrum Park and using the existing fence.  This construction is similar to the construction completed at Harmon Park. This project will start on April 3, 2017 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-May, weather permitting.  The contractor will fence off the tennis court construction in order for the rest of the park to remain open.

July 2017 - Project complete.

Tomahawk Trail

This trail construction continues to develop pedestrian connectivity in Prairie Village.  This trail ties into the north end of the existing Tomahawk Trail at 71st Street and carries it through the Village Shoppes, including a 10' pedestrian bridge to cross Brush Creek and 2 pedestrian islands to assist in crossing Tomahawk Road.
July 6th -  Work has started on the storm inlets and pipe replacement close to Oxford.   Be alert for changing traffic control patterns as the contractor accommodates two lanes of traffic while placing pipe.

Tomahawk Trail

Cones  2017 CARS Program

General Information

The County Board of Commissioners recognized that one of the keys to the success of Johnson County is in its major transportation corridors that connect the cities of Johnson County. In response to this need the Board created the County Assistance Road System (CARS) program.  This program provides funds to the cities of Johnson County to construct and maintain major arterials. The County pays 50% of the project’s construction and construction inspection costs. Cities are responsible for design, right-of-way, and utility relocation costs.

2017 Program Details

Construction Cost: $2,450,000
Start Date: June 2017
Completion Date:  September 2017
Contractor:J.M. Fahey

Mission Road, 75th Street to 84th Street

This project will be a mill and overlay project incorporating a wide 8' sidewalk on the west side.  Pedestrian lighting will continue south from the 2016 CARS project (Mission Road, 71st Street to 75th Street) along with benches.

July 6th - The contractor is focused on the east side from 75th to 79th Streets.  The contractor will finish up the sidewalk this week.  The west side will start early next week with excavation for the retaining wall by the high school.

July 19-28 - The north entrance of City Hall will be closed for reconstruction.  The south entrance will be re-striped for two way traffic.  Changeable message boards will be placed to remind motorists to use the south entrance during this time.

Cones 2017 UBAS Program

General Information

Ultra-thin bonded asphalt surface (UBAS) is an asphalt surface treatment used to help extend the life of a road by placing a thin overlay onto a prepared asphalt surface.  The overlay can disperse water quickly off the surface, which reduces roadway spray from vehicles and provides greater visibility in wet weather.

2017 Program Details

Construction Cost: $400,000
Start Date: June 2017
Completion Date: July 2017
Contractor: McAnany Construction

July 6th - Pavement patching operations are underway this week in preparation for the UBAS surface.

Cones2017 Street Resurfacing Program

General Information

This is a City program to repair existing streets throughout Prairie Village.  Every street is evaluated based on its existing condition and given a numerical rating.  This rating is derived from formulas that take into account the amount and type of distresses in the existing asphalt pavement. This program will replace existing damaged or deteriorated concrete curb, sidewalks (where there are currently sidewalks), some driveways, new sidewalk where there is none and updating ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) pedestrian ramps. The existing asphalt pavement will either be:

  1. Reconstructed full depth, or
  2. Mill pavement between two and three inches then resurfaced with two or three inches of asphalt. Full depth pavement repairs will be performed as necessary.

Below is the list of streets, and their proposed improvements.  Please note that this list (and the proposed treatments) is only tentative and that streets may be deleted or added based on budgetary restrictions

2017 Program Details

Construction Cost: $2,225,000
Start Date: May 2017
Completion Date: Fall 2016
Contractor: J.M. Fahey

A public meeting will be held at the Community Center at 7720 Mission Road on June 13th from 4 pm to 6 pm to meet the contractor, JM Fahey and look at plans for this project.  Fall restoration on these projects will be sod.

  1. Cedar Drive (Somerset Drive to 90th Street) - mill and overlay with concrete repair
  2. Linden Drive Cul-de-Sac - mill and overlay with minor concrete repair
  3. 72nd Terrace (73rd Street to Cherokee Drive) - mill and overlay with minor concrete repair
    Complete with minor sod restoration this fall
  4. Oxford Road (Tomahawk to 69th Street) - mill and overlay only
    Complete - Traffic calming devices will be re-installed by July 15th
  5. 76th Street (Colonial Drive to Lamar Avenue) - mill and overlay only
  6. El Monte (67th Street to 69th Street) - mill and overlay with concrete repair
    WaterOne has completed their facility update.
    Start: June 5, 2017
    Scheduled Completion: July 12  with sod restoration this fall
  7. 73rd Street (Booth Street to Belinder Drive) - mill and overlay with concrete repair
    Start: June 12, 2017
    Scheduled Completion: July 12, 2017
  8. Rosewood Drive (Roe Avenue to 79th Street) - mill and overlay with curb replacement
  9. 75th Street Cul-de-Sac - mill and overlay with curb replacement
  10. Tomahawk Road (81st Street to 83rd Street) - mill and overlay with curb replacement
  11. 83rd Terrace (Juniper Lane to Nall Avenue) - mill and overlay with minor concrete repair
  12. 87th Street (Mission Road to Delmar Lane) - mill and overlay with concrete repair
  13. Fontana Street (91st Street to 92nd Terrace) - mill and overlay with curb replacement
  14. 94th Terrace (95th Street to Nall Avenue) - mill and overlay with concrete repair
  15. City Hall Parking Lot



Cones 2017 Storm Drainage Repair Program

General Information

This is a City program designed to repair, replace or construct storm drainage structures throughout the City. 

2017 Program Details

Construction Cost: $600,000
Start Date: Summer 2017
Completion Date: Fall 2017
Contractor: To be determined

  1. Channel Repair – 83rd Street to Somerset Drive
  2. Channel Repair – behind 4406 72nd Street
  3. Channel Replacement – Near the intersection of Canterbury Street and Windsor Street
  4. Streambank Restoration – Corinth Elementary


Cones 2017 Concrete Repair Program

General Information

Replacement of existing damaged or deteriorated concrete curb, sidewalk and ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) pedestrian sidewalk ramps.

Construction Cost: $700,000
Start Date: March 2017
Completion Date: October 2017
Contractor: Phoenix

Area Thirty-One: This year’s program is from 71st Street to 75th Street and from the Belinder to Mission Road.  Please note that not every street in this area will need concrete work.  The City will also be completing repairs on miscellaneous locations throughout the City.

In addition, 76th Street (Colonial Drive to Lamar Drive) and Oxford Road (Tomahawk to 69th Street) are scheduled to have all of the concrete curbs and portions of the sidewalks and driveway aprons (the portion of your driveway that meets the street) replaced.  After the concrete has been removed and replaced, the street will be milled and overlaid with a new asphalt surface.

June - Sod restoration on 76th and Oxford is scheduled for the week of June 5th.  This will be watered by the contractor for 30 days and inspected again for acceptance.  After that time the sod should be maintained by the homeowner with proper watering and mowing to ensure its survival.

July 6th- This week the crews will continue work on  the trail on Roe Avenue from Franklin Park to Meadowbrook Park.  After completion of this work, the contractor is scheduled to complete the repairs on streets in Area 31.

Cones 2017 Street Repair Program

General Information

The City has created a program whereby a Contractor is hired to perform street repairs at various locations throughout the City. This program allows us to address areas where significant settlement or deterioration has occurred and make repairs to those areas.

Construction Cost: $150,000
Start Date: July 2017
Completion Date: August 2017
Contractor: To be determined
Type of Work: Miscellaneous Pavement Repairs

 Street Repair


Cones2017 MicroSurfacing/Crack Seal Program

General Information

Construction Cost: $312,000
Start Date: Summer 2017
Completion Date: Fall 2017
Contractor: To be determined

Crack Seal is a hot applied flexible rubberized sealant used to seal cracks in the pavement to prevent water from entering the base and sub-grade.  Sealing cracks and joints extends the service life of the pavement.  Streets will not have to be closed for crack sealing; therefore no notification will be given.  Crack Seal is completed in the fall when the cracks have had time to expand to allow the material to enter the cracks entirely. 

Micro Surfacing is a mixture of emulsified (liquid-like) asphalt, aggregate, admixtures, cement and water that is applied in a thin coat as a maintenance tool to assist in preserving the existing asphalt pavement.  The material cures by chemical and water evaporation.  It helps seal the existing surface and has a life span of approximately seven to ten years.  It is not considered a substitute for reconstructing or resurfacing the street, but rather a less costly solution in prolonging the existing pavement until major work is necessary and as funding becomes available.  Micro Surfacing will be completed in early August, 2017.  Residents will be notified with a letter in advance of street closures.  A door hanger will also be distributed 24 to 48 hours in advance of any street closing. 

Work areas to be determined.