Summary of 135th & Pflumm Geometric Improvements


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: 135th & Pflumm Geometric Improvements
G8.2 Project description: This project will include dual left turn lanes in all directions and right turn lanes in the eastbound, northbound and southbound directions. Also included in this project will be the replacement of the existing traffic signal, median modifications, storm sewer replacement (as needed) and all other work necessary to complete the project. There is currently pedestrian access at the intersection and the ADA facilities in the area will be updated.
G8.3 Project contact: Therese Vink, P.E.
Sr. Project Manager
City of Olathe, Public Works
P.O. Box 768
Olathe, KS 66061
G1. Project Type: Road & Bridge - Traffic Flow
G2. Funding Stream: CMAQ
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Kansas
G5. Project county: 1. Johnson
G6. Project municipality: 1. Olathe 2. Overland Park
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? Yes
This will be a joint project with the City of Olathe and the City of Overland Park. A letter of support from the City of Overland Park is attached.
G8.4 Purpose and need: This project is needed to increase the capacity, reduce delays and increase the safety at the intersection.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
135th Street
Pflumm Road
600 in all directions
G10. Functional Classification: Minor Arterial
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
This project is currently listed in the pending projects in the 2018 CIP. This project will be included in the 2019 CIP for both the City of Olathe and the City of Overland Park.
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
This project supports the City of Olathes Transportation Master Plan and the Comprehensive Plan.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population:
G20. Relevant Public Engagement:
G21. Planned Public Engagement: The public engagement process is spelled out in the Project and Procedures Manual that has been developed by Public Works. Information will be mailed to residents and business owners in the area to keep them apprised of the stages the project is in. Public Meetings will also be held at various stages of the project to gather public input and inform area residents of project status.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: ----Active Transportation/Living----------- ----Connected Street Network----------- ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ------
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: This project will update the pedestrian and ADA facilities in the area resulting in better accommodations for travel between residential neighborhoods and shopping areas to the east and west.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? No
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
Less-Intense and Less-Walkable Centers This project will construct a tie in to an existing activity center located directly to the west along 135th Street. Currently, there is a no sidewalk connection between this intersection and the activity center, this project will provide that connection.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? Yes
This project is located on the northeast corner of an Environmental Justice tract. The project will create reduce the congestion getting in and out of the tract. Currently, there is no sidewalk connection along 135th from the intersection to the tract. This project will provide that connection on the north side of 135th street.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
By adding additional turn lanes, this project will increase the capacity and reduce the delay of the intersection. This will result in less idle time for vehicles. LED traffic signal indications and LED streetlights are included in the project scope to reduce the electric power demand.
G27. Natural Resource information:
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale:
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: This project supports the City of Olathes Comprehensive Plan.
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No Pflumm is an on-road bike lane corridor within the City of Olathe and Overland Park. Bike lanes transitions through the intersection will be addressed with the project design. In addition, multi-use paths will be added to both side of 135th Street to provide alternate paths for intermediate/novice cyclists and pedestrians.
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders:       
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

CMAQ Federal amount 1400  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Match amount: 1000  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Year requested: 2022
Source of Local Match: General Obligation Bonds
Scope Change:
Cost Breakdown:
Highway: 95  %
Transit:   %
Bike:   %
Pedestrian: 5  %
Other:   %

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