Summary of Pflumm Road, 143rd to 151st


Contact Information

Organization: Olathe
Contact person: Therese Vink
Title: Sr. Project Manager
Phone: 913-971-9032
Organization address: PO Box 768
  Olathe, KS    66061

General Information

G8.1 Project title: Pflumm Road, 143rd to 151st
G8.2 Project description: This project will include widening Pflumm Road from a 2-lane section to a 4-lane divided arterial from 143rd Street to 151st Street. Improvements will include medians, turn lanes, new traffic signal at 151st and Pflumm, on-street bike lanes, sidewalks, storm sewer, street lighting and other improvements to the corridor.
G8.3 Project contact: Therese Vink, P.E.
Sr. Project Manager
City of Olathe, Public Works
PO Box 768
Olathe, KS 66051
G1. Project Type: Road & Bridge - Roadway Capacity
G2. Funding Stream: STP
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Kansas
G5. Project county: 1. Johnson
G6. Project municipality: 1. Olathe 2. Johnson County
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? No
G8.4 Purpose and need: The geometry of the existing corridor is considered substandard due to narrow lanes, lack of shoulders, clear zones and inadequate sight distances throughout the Pflumm Road corridor. There is also a need for pedestrian and bicycle access along this corridor.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
Pflumm Road
143rd Street
151st Street
G10. Functional Classification: Collector
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
The Pflumm Road Improvements project is included in the 2018 CIP on the pending list. It will be included in the 2019 Olathe CIP (3-C-114-XX). City of Olathe 2019 CIP will be adopted/approved in August 2018.
G14. Planning stage: Conceptual Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? No
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: Not started
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? Yes
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? Yes
The geometry of the existing roadway corridor is considered substandard due to narrow lanes, lack of shoulders, clear zones and inadequate sight distances throughout the Pflumm Road corridor. This project will resolve some major issues the general public have with safety and traffic along this corridor.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population:
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: The community is asked to provide input through the Citys Capitol Improvement Plan (CIP) development. The project details are presented to the City Council in a series of public meetings and the Community is invited to comment on the proposed project during the City Council meeting with a specific Public Hearing process.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: The City of Olathe has a public engagement process included in their procedures manual. This includes public meetings at multiple phases of the project to discuss the project and gain public insight and opinions on the improvements. The process also includes notifications via mail to residents adjacent to the project informing them of upcoming activities.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: ----Active Transportation/Living----------- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network---Context Appropriate Streets------- ----Green Infrastructure----------- ------------Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm--- ---------------- Transit-Ready Corridors-----
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: This project will create a corridor that is appealing and safe for multiple modes of transportation including pedestrian and bicyclists. By widening the pavements section, including striped bike lanes, sidewalks and a multi-use path, the corridor will be a safer more usable for those traveling to neighborhood churches, parks, schools and the shopping area at 151st & Black Bob.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? No
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
Less-Intense and Less-Walkable Centers This project will connect directly to the activity center just south of 151st Street. The multi-use path and on-road bike lanes will provide connectivity between the Indian Creek Trail and Johnson Countys Heritage Park. This park is a 1,238 acre park with fields for soccer, football and softball. It includes an 18-hole championship golf course and 40-acre lake. It is a regional destination for the surrounding neighborhoods. Improvements to Pflumm would allow alternate modes of transportation better access to this important regional center.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? Yes
An Environmental Justice Tract is located at the northwest corner of 143rd & Pflumm. This project will improve access from this Environmental Justice Tract to Heritage Park to the south, the shopping center at 151st & Black Bob, and to the schools and parks along 151st Street.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
With the proposed 4-lane section, dedicated turn lanes and improvements throughout the corridor, the overall Level of Service and delay time at peak hours will produce less delays and congestion. The introduction of bike lanes, sidewalks and connection to existing MetroGreen routes (135th Street Corridor) will promote alternative forms of transportation not currently being supported within this corridor.
G27. Natural Resource information: The project will address an historical neighborhood flooding concern. While not part of the FEMA floodway, properties have taken steps to protect themselves from flooding by building a berm along the west side of Pflumm. The proposed project will work to address and correct the routine flooding of Plumm Road caused by this berm.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale:
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: This project is supported by the City of Olathe Comprehensive Plan. This project follows the guiding principles included i:
Land Use and Community Characte
Parks, Trails and Recreation
Environmental Sustainability and Resources
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No This project includes the addition of a multi-use path along one side of Pflumm and on-road bike lanes. In addition, LED streetlights will be added to the corridor, a more energy efficient alternative to high pressure sodium lights. We also will install a traffic signal at 151st and Pflumm which will be compatible with autonomous and connected vehicles and include advance detection to support a coordinated traffic signal corridor to assist with the reduction of emissions.
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders:       
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

STP Federal amount: 5000  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 5000  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2022
Source of Local Match: General Obligation Bonds
Scope Change:
Cost Breakdown:
Highway: 78  %
Transit:   %
Bike: 7  %
Pedestrian: 5  %
Other:   %

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