Lakehurst Neighborhood Street Improvements


City of Olathe


Construction Cost: $1.8 million

Completion Date: December 2018

Project Size: 2,200 LF

Lakehurst Neighborhood Street Improvements


As one of the City's annual street improvement projects, approximately 2,200 linear feet of roadway in the Lakehurst Neighborhood was reconstructed in 2018.  

The primary goal of this project was to improve vehicular and pedestrian facilities which had reached the end of their useful life. The existing roadways were designed to a typical street section of 28-feet wide with asphalt pavement and concrete curb and gutter. Other improvements included new LED street lights, upgraded storm and sanitary sewer systems, driveway approaches, on-street parking, dumpster pads, and sidewalks with ADA compliant ramps.  

On three streets in the neighborhood, there are four cul-de-sacs that had raised medians with aging trees. These medians and trees were removed with the project to allow for better access for emergency vehicles. To compensate for the loss of the medians and provide an enhancement to the neighborhood, decorative, integrally stained, concrete pavement features were added to each cul-de-sac.

Engaging the public and providing a well thought-out phasing plan were priorities from the very beginning. The partnering approach employed by the City, Walter P Moore, and the Contractor, allowed a majority of the project to be completed in one construction season, meeting the anticipated schedule and allocated budget proposed by the City.