Summary of 179th and Quivira Roundabout

Overland Park

Contact Information

Organization: Overland Park
Contact person: Joe Archer
Title: Engineering Technician
Phone: 9138956048
Organization address: 8500 Santa Fe Drive
  Overland Park, KS    66212

General Information

G8.1 Project title: 179th and Quivira Roundabout
G8.2 Project description: The City is constructing a single lane roundabout at 179th St & Quivira Rd. Currently there are no sidewalks along either road. A 10’ multi-use path is being constructed to the north and south along Quivira Rd, in conjunction with other projects. The multi-use path will be extended through the roundabout. Bicycles will be able to utilize the paved shoulders or the multi-use path to negotiate the intersection. Sidewalk will also be constructed with the project. The project goal is to increase capacity at the intersection. In the 2023 design year, the roundabout is projected to operate at an overall LOS B and LOS A, in the AM and PM peak hours, respectively. Using the City’s travel demand model, current traffic volumes were projected to year 2040 and modified for planned development in the area. It is anticipated that the roundabout will have to be expanded to a dual lane configuration, in the future. The ultimate configuration will be used to acquire right-of-way and geometric control.
G8.3 Project contact: Kyle Dieckmann
City of Overland Park
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 895-6053 (Office)
(913) 208-4627 (Cell)
G1. Project Type: Road & Bridge - Traffic Flow
G2. Funding Stream: CMAQ STP
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Kansas
G5. Project county: 1. Johnson
G6. Project municipality: 1. Overland Park
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? No
G8.4 Purpose and need: The intersection currently meets the peak hour traffic signal warrant. The southbound approach is currently at a Level of Service (LOS) F and the northbound approach is LOS D. 179th Street is a two-lane rural highway with shoulders. It has a 50 mph speed limit west of Quivira Road and 45 mph east of Quivira Road. Because of the higher speeds on the west leg of the intersection, a traffic signal would not be desirable due to unexpected stops at a higher rate of speed when the signal turns red. This could result in high speed rear-end crashes. A roundabout will significantly increase the capacity of the intersection and improve the overall safety of the intersection over a conventional traffic signal.
G9. Origin and ending
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G10. Functional Classification: Collector
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
This project is included as part of the improvements to Quivira Road between 179th and 187th. The latest CIP demonstrates improving Quivira 179th to 187th in 2025. If selected for funding, the intersection improvements will be separated into a separate project to be built when the funding is available.
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 project coincides with the South Overland Park Transportation Plan which was developed concepts for southern OP thoroughfares which will focus on interim improvements creating appropriately designed streets for the expected development patterns likely to occur in the next 20 to 30 years. The project also coincides with the Overland Park Greenway Linkages plan.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: The multi-use path that will be designed within the roundabout project will be connected to multi-use paths that are already in design to the north and to the south of this intersection project. ADA compliant sidewalks and street lighting will also be constructed. These improvements will aid in safe bicycling and walking for those who live in zero-car households. The Blue Valley Southwest High School southern drive entrance is located approximately 1,000 feet north of this intersection. The Aubrey Bend Middle School is located immediately west of the high school. The roundabout would provide a safe crossing form of intersection control over other options such as a traffic signal.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: The project is part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program(CIP). The city holds public hearings regarding the CIP. These public hearings allow citizen input into the CIP. Specific to this project the intersection was initially the split between two separate thoroughfare improvement projects. Traffic studies were conducted to evaluate the best type of intersection control. Additional concerns were noted from several citizens during a public information meeting. Based on the analysis, a different form of intersection control was required for the project to accommodate future demand. The project to the north was shortened to allow for the design of the roundabout and approach lanes so the appropriate roadway deflection could be accomplished.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: The City will conduct three public information meetings held 1) concurrent with preliminary design and field surveys. The purpose of this meeting is to explain the project objectives, present the project schedule, hear the citizens’ concerns and issues, discuss design issues and introduce the involved City Officials and Consultant employees, 2) at the field check stage to present the preliminary plans to the citizens and 3) when the Project Contractor has been confirmed. The primary purpose of this meeting is to introduce the Contractor’s employees who will be involved in the project and discuss the schedule. The Contractor’s representative should explain how the project is to be constructed, access to property during construction, who to contact during the normal work day and during the night and weekends. During these meetings the public is given the opportunity to speak with the City project manager and City representatives. Public is invited by mail and through social media. For those not able to attend they can correspond via mail, email, and the City’s website
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: ----Active Transportation/Living----------- Complete Street Design--------------- ------------Integrated Trail System--- ---------------- ---------------- ------
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: The project will accommodate automobiles, public safety vehicles, freight, pedestrians, and bicycles to maximize mobility at the intersection. The project will promote active living by providing an ADA compliant multi-use trail that will connect to planned multi-use trails north and south, ultimately providing a pedestrian friendly route to the Blue Valley Southwest High School and the Aubrey Bend Middle School from areas south of 179th Street. In accordance with complete streets, the planned 10 ft. path will allow for bicycle use and pedestrian use. The planned ADA compliant sidewalk and path will separate the pedestrians from moving vehicles. These improvements and streetlighting will increase safety for all users.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? Yes
This project will implement the connected places element by allowing for bicycle accommodations and pedestrian access along Quivira from planned improvements south of 179th to improvements north of 179th for neighborhood access as well as transit access at the nearest route on 151st Street.
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
Less-Intense and Less-Walkable Centers The project will provide improved mobility at the activity center at 175th and Quivira which include Blue Valley Southwest High School and Aubrey Bend Middle School. The roundabout will provide additional intersection capacity, street lighting, ADA compliant facilities and a multi use trail within close proximity of the activity center. The project will also connect pedestrians from planned improvements south of 179th to the school complex.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? No
There are no environmental justice tracts adjacent to this project.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
A roundabout is a far superior form of intersection control where vehicles can enter simultaneously from all four approaches. Compared to a traffic signal, where two directions are stopped at any one time, roundabouts keep the traffic flowing. This reduces idling emissions as well as vehicle acceleration start up emissions. The construction of sidewalk and a multi-use path promote pedestrian and bike usage as a form of non-motorized transportation. The project also allows pedestrian and bike connection from the area south of 179th to planned sidewalk and a multi-use path north to the nearest regional transit line on 151st Street which reduces emissions.
G27. Natural Resource information: The project will include seeding and sodding restoration for areas that will not be hardscape.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: The project will provide sidewalk and multi-use path to link pedestrians and cyclists between planned improvements that will connect to the existing MetroGreen Coffee Creek Trail and the planned MetroGreen Wolf Creek trail.
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: This project is supported by Overland Parks Future Development Master Plan and would maximize mobility and improve access to planned residential and existing school property immediately adjacent. Connecting the planned improvements south of 179th to planned improvements north of 179th provides access to a regional trail and future parks. This project is also consistent with the South OP Transportation Plan to right-size future thoroughfares in southern OP based on expected densities and travel needs. Quivira is also part of the Citys bicycle master plan (OP Safe Bicycle Use Outreach Project)
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? Yes Yes, There are currently no transit routes on this street. While buses are not restricted from using the street currently or in the future, there will not be any bus stops designed or constructed until such time as the regional transit agency provides service along the corridor.
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders: Not Accommodated       Exception 3
JCT does not provide and has no planned transit service along this corridor
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

CMAQ Federal amount 400  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Match amount: 100  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Year requested: 2021
STP Federal amount: 852  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 213  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: City of Overland Park General Fund and municipal bonds.
Explain: Total eligible construction cost for federal funding is $1,565,000. CMAQ funding is assumed to be $500,000. (CMAQ 80% = $400,000) (Local Match 20% = $100,000) The remaining eligible cost would be distributed (STP 80% = 852,000)(Local Match $213,000) Additional local funding of $590,000 for engineering, right of way, and utility relocation for a total project cost of $2,155,000.
Scope Change:
Cost Breakdown:
Highway: 97  %
Transit:   %
Bike: 2  %
Pedestrian: 1  %
Other:   %

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