Summary of 87th Street Bike Ped Tunnel at Sar-Ko-Par Park


Contact Information

Organization: Lenexa
Contact person: Steve Schooley
Title: Transportation Manager
Phone: 914-477-7662
Organization address: 17101 W. 87th Street Parkway
  Lenexa, KS    66219

General Information

G8.1 Project title: 87th Street Bike Ped Tunnel at Sar-Ko-Par Park
G8.2 Project description: Tunnel under 87th Street at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park to provide pedestrian and bicycle access between Little Mill Creek Trail and the park.
G8.3 Project contact: Steve Schooley, Transportation Manager
G1. Project Type: Non-Motorized Transportation - Facilities and SRTS Infrastructure
G2. Funding Stream: CMAQ TAP
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Kansas
G5. Project county: 1. Johnson
G6. Project municipality: 1. Lenexa
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? No
G8.4 Purpose and need: This project will provide a grade separated crossing for pedestrians and bicyclist to get across 87th Street a busy 4-lane divided arterial street. Current access requires walking up a flight of 38 stairs, using a narrow sidewalk and crossing at a signalized intersection. This configuration discourages use of this connection. The crossing will connect Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park to a heavily used extensive mixed-use trail system. The tunnel will also provide access to residential area and a school.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):

G10. Functional Classification: Minor Arterial
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
G13. Included in a CIP? No
Once appropriate funding is secured this project will be added to the CIP.
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 will remove a major barrier to bicyclists and pedestrians on the Little Mill Creek Trail system.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: This will remove steps on the trail and provide ADA access to the Little Mill Creek trail system.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: This project has been identified as desirable at public meetings associated with other projects in the area.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: Public meetings will be held to present the project once funding is identified.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: ----Active Transportation/Living----------- ---------------- ------------Integrated Trail System--- ---------------- ---------------- ------
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: This project will encourage active transportation and connect several trail systems by removing a major barrier to travel in this area.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? No
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
Less-Intense and Less-Walkable Centers This will provide an alternate means of travel between activity centers along the Little Mill Creek Trail system.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? No
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
This project will encourage walking and biking by removing a major barrier along this highly traveled corridor. Additional non-motorized trips along the trail system will certainly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
G27. Natural Resource information:
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 400  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Match amount: 115  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Year requested: 2021
TAP Federal amount: 400  (Thousands of $)
TAP Match amount: 115  (Thousands of $)
TAP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: City funds
Explain: The total project cost has been split between CMAQ and TAP. A total federal funding amount of $800,000 is requested for this project. A cost estimate is provided.
Scope Change: This proposed project cannot be phased.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway:   %
Transit:   %
Bike: 50  %
Pedestrian: 50  %
Other:   %

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