Summary of 138th Street Improvements - Phase 1

Bonner Springs

Contact Information

Organization: Bonner Springs
Contact person: Matt Beets
Title: Street Superintendent
Phone: 913667-1714
Organization address: 12401 Kaw Drive, Bonner Springs, KS 66012, Wyandotte County
  Bonner Springs, KS    66012

General Information

G8.1 Project title: 138th Street Improvements - Phase 1
G8.2 Project description: This 0.50 mile project in Bonner Springs, KS along 138th Street between K-32 and Morse Avenue aims to improve safety, mobility, connectivity, and reduce congestion for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. The proposed design promotes safe transportation options for persons traveling to on-street destinations such as the YMCA and Bonner Springs High School, and while also improving the roads performance by increasing capacity and safety for through traffic.
Items in the scope include the addition of sidewalks, on-street bike lanes, left-turn lanes, road widening, and improving drainage along the roadway. Ultimately, the road will facilitate healthy and active living, creating a sense of place through safe transportation options and increased road capacity.
G8.3 Project contact: Rick Sailler, CWUM
Public Works Director, City of Bonner Springs
p 913-667-3514 | c 913-207-1530
205 E. 2nd Street, P.O. Box 38, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
G1. Project Type: Non-Motorized Transportation - Facilities and SRTS Infrastructure
G2. Funding Stream: CMAQ STP TAP
G3. TIP Number: N/A
G4. State: Kansas
G5. Project county: 1. Wyandotte
G6. Project municipality: 1. Bonner Springs
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? No
G8.4 Purpose and need: The 0.50 mile segment of 138th Street in Bonner Springs is positioned to become an arterial; however, the 2-lane, 20 foot wide roadway does not accommodate the current needs nor the anticipated growth of the community. The 0.50 mile segment of 138th Street has a high volume of traffic with over 2,500 vehicles traversing the area each day. The roadway needs to be widened and enhanced with dedicated left-turn lanes to serve current and future needs. Currently, no pedestrian or cyclist facilities exist along the corridor. The City of Bonner Springs recently adopted a complete streets policy and plans to connect the corridor to the expanding trail network to the east. The proposed bicycle lanes, sidewalks, and context-appropriate pedestrian crossings will connect into the existing and planned trail network, providing students and community members a safe route to school and the YMCA.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
S 138th Street
Morse Avenue
G10. Functional Classification: Collector
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? Yes   Decade:   2010
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
Improvements to 138th Street have been identified in the City of Bonner Springs CIP as a multi-phase project with this being the first phase. The City has funded the initial phase I design to reach a "final plan" stage at the expense of approximately $250,000. Additionally, 138th Street has been identified in the Transportation Outlook 2040 project listing.
G14. Planning stage: Final Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? No
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: In process
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? Yes
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? Yes
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: No disadvantaged populations exist in the study area.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: The 138th corridor has been identified for several years as the primary roadway for the city to develop. In 2008 the City commissioned a Comprehensive Plan - Vision 2025 - that included public engagement efforts and City Council approval of the Plan. Vision 2025 called for, among other goals, a strong focus on the transportation network of Bonner Springs - notably the importance of 138th Street as a major (2nd only to K-7) North / South Corridor.

The Citys Strategic Plan, adopted in 2016, included a citizens forum, focus groups, and online survey instrument. These efforts identified several key goals and objectives,notbaly a hightened sense of public demand to improve public infrastructure. This public opinion was reinforced when the City complete a City wide survey in 2016, that found that 92% of the public supported street improvements as the major area of focus for the City over the next 5 years.

In 2017, recognizing the need and community support, the City Council proceed with awarding the design for improvements to the 138th Street corridor. To date, the City began the process of a design with public engagement efforts including an open house meeting with break-out sessions, and one on one meetings with area stakeholders.

The improvements of 138th Street will tie into previous State and MARC areas of focus including major improvements to Kump Avenue (K-32) and the Tri-City (Bonner Springs, Edwardsville, and KCK) Multi-Modal Redevelopment Plan for K-32.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: The City will continue to evaluate financing for this project. These conversation will certainly be impacted by the availability of funding sources from outside agencies. As this project will involve public funds, public notices will be provided about discussions for completing the project. The City uses a wide array of engagement efforts, including social media, online posting, and notices as City Hall to ensure the public is engaged in this effort.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: ----Active Transportation/Living----------- Complete Street Design-------Context Appropriate Streets------- ------------Integrated Trail System--- ------------Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm--- ---------------- ------
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: Active Transportation/ Living will be achieved through the development of bicycle lanes and pedestrian facilities. Additionally, the connection to future trails will Integrates the Trail System which emphasizes the Pedestrian-Orientated Public Realm. The project will be a Context Appropriate Complete Street as it responds to the mobility needs of all users and appropriately prioritizes the safety of all users.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? Yes
The CSP program is implemented through focusing on the Places goal. The reconstruction of 138th Street will enable the public more transportation choices -- helping reduce family transportation costs, and reducing air pollution. This design also promotes healthier lifestyles, reducing healthcare costs. Resource conservation and energy efficiency will also be promoted by utilizing locally sourced building materials, which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
Less-Intense and Less-Walkable Centers The 138th St project directly serves the walkability centers identified on the activity centers map. This investment will enhance the centers vibrancy by giving recreational options along the road, improving the connectivity and safety of pedestrian and cyclists, as well as increasing the roadways through flow and capacity.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? Yes
This improvement is located in an area noted as "other activity center" - abutting both the YMCA and USD 204 High School and Middle School campus.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
The project promotes pedestrian and cycling as an alternative mode of transportation, reducing the need to utilize vehicles with internal combustion engines for transportation along the corridor. Additionally, left turn lanes into the YMCA will reduce traffic backups and increase efficiency.
G27. Natural Resource information: N/A
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: N/A
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: Bonner Springs Comprehensive Plan - Vision 2025
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No N/A
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders:       
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

CMAQ Federal amount 400  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Match amount: 100  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Year requested: 2021
STP Federal amount: 2000  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 500  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2021
TAP Federal amount: 400  (Thousands of $)
TAP Match amount: 100  (Thousands of $)
TAP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: City General Fund, reserves, and/or General Obligation Bonds
Explain: Bonds will be issued for any amount that cannot be covered by the General Fund or reserves.
Scope Change: The project has been phased into three separate phases running from K-32 (Kump) north to Kansas Avenue. The portion from K-32 to Morse will be the first phase.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway: 85  %
Transit:   %
Bike: 10  %
Pedestrian: 5  %
Other:   %

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