Roadway improvements in Overland Park, Kansas on neighborhood streets including new concrete curbs and gutters.

Neighborhood Streets Reconstruction Program

Focusing on communication for minimally disruptive roadway improvements.

Project Facts

Location Overland Park, Kansas
Owner City of Overland Park
Size 1 mile
Cost $3.6 million
Status Completed 2017


As part of their investment to maintain and enhance high-quality public infrastructure, the City of Overland Park initiated the Neighborhood Streets Reconstruction Program. Walter P Moore provided design services for the reconstruction of approximately one mile of Grant Street from 79th Street to 87th Street with a focus on flood prevention. 

About the project

Walter P Moore provided design services for the 2015 Neighborhood Streets Reconstruction Program in the Blue Valley Meadows subdivision in southern Overland Park. The improvements included 3,300 linear feet of new asphalt pavement with concrete curbs and gutters. New concrete sidewalks and post-top street lights were also designed to increase safety and pedestrian access. 

The storm sewer system was also upgraded with new curb inlets and concrete pipe. The improvements provide flood protection during a 1% design storm with minimal inconvenience to streets and traffic. Walter P Moore’s teams modified grading from the city’s typical section to save existing trees. 

A comprehensive public relations approach was implemented to keep the residents and property owners informed. Project introduction letters and resident questionnaires were distributed immediately following notice-to-proceed. Three public meetings were held to present plans to area residents and gather feedback so that the roadway improvements would cause as little disturbance as possible. 


ACEC Kansas 2019 Engineering Excellence Award: Transportation

APWA KC Metro 2018 Project of the Year: Transportation under $5 million

ACI Kansas Chapter 2018 Flatwork