Summary of 132nd Street Mini-Roundabouts

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: 132nd Street Mini-Roundabouts
G8.2 Project description: Mini-roundabouts will be constructed at two collector-collector intersections on the east and west sides of US 69 at 132nd/Hemlock and at 132nd/Foster.
G8.3 Project contact: Brian Shields
City Traffic Engineer
City of Overland Park - Public Works
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212
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: 132nd Street is one of the few crossings over US 69 in southern OP. The nearby collector streets (Hemlock and Foster) provide access for residential and office developments. Both intersections see significant congestion during the morning and evening peak periods. A recent study showed that mini-roundabouts would be effective traffic control measures and reduce congestion significantly.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
132nd Street
Hemlock Street
Foster Street
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 in the City of Overland Park 2019-2023 CIP as project ST-1928.
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? No
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? No
OP is trying to implement a roundabout first approach at intersections instead of building more traffic signals. Roundabouts provide a safer and more efficient traffic control scheme compared to signals.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: Transportation disadvantaged populations will find travel through the area from nearby neighborhoods to various office buildings and retail/commercial centers to be safer whether they drive, ride a bike or walk. A 10 bike-hike trail is already in place on the north side of 132nd Street to facilitate alternative modes of transportation and 132nd Street is classified as an on-street bike route in the citys bicycle master plan.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: This project was proposed for the citys capital improvement program after a conceptual study identified mini-roundabouts as the preferred traffic control measures to be implemented. Public hearings have been held for the CIP at the Planning Commission and the City Council. Projects in the CIP are highlighted in documents provided by the city in print format as well as digitally. The information is also distributed through various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor, etc.). Comments can be made in person at the public hearings or through e-mail or written correspondence.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: As this project moves forward, four separate meetings will be held with the public to gain input, answer questions, and show progress. Project information will also be included on the citys website and regular updates posted on social media. The project manager will be identified so that questions can be posed over the phone or through e-mail. Public meetings are typically held at locations near the project for those that would be most interested and at times typically after the normal work day is over. These project locations are often conveniently located near transit stops to provide an opportunity for transportation disadvantaged populations to attend.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: ----Active Transportation/Living---Age in Place------- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network---Context Appropriate Streets------- ----Green Infrastructure-------Integrated Trail System--- Mixed-Density Neighborhoods--------------- ---------------- ------
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: These two mini-roundabouts are situated along a corridor that directly serves diverse housing (single family, duplexes, apartments, 55+ senior housing, and assisted living units). The mini-RABs will allow these populations to more safely navigate the area to access jobs, grocery stores, or other commercial/retail centers (allowing them to age in place). Roundabouts are part of the complete street design for this corridor and provides for the efficient movement of vehicles which makes it a green infrastructure. There is an integrated bike-hike trail between the two proposed roundabouts that already exists.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? No
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
High-Intensity and More_Walkable Centers This project is on one of the few corridors that provides a connection between the east and west sides of US 69 in this area, especially a non-thoroughfare which is highly walkable and bikeable. The mini-roundabouts will provide for safer and more efficient travel between activity centers on each side of US 69.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? No
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
Yes, roundabouts allow for more efficient movement of vehicles compared to a traffic signal or all-way stops. This reduces congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
G27. Natural Resource information: The 132nd Street corridor has opportunities for natural resource management at Hemlock and Foster where the roadway crosses a tributary of Tomahawk Creek. Opportunities include restoration of Herbaceous and Lowland Herbaceous land. The project will include seeding, sodding, and restoration throughout the project limits.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale:
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans:
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders:       
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

CMAQ Federal amount 200  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Match amount: 50  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Year requested: 2021
STP Federal amount: 200  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 50  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: Overland Park has programmed this project into its 2019-2023 CIP.
Explain: Our match will come from a county sales tax that was passed recently.
Scope Change: This project could be phased by building one roundabout in one year and the other roundabout the following year.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway: 95  %
Transit:   %
Bike: 2  %
Pedestrian: 2  %
Other: 1  %

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