Summary of Monticello Road Improvements (phase 1) - Shawnee Mission Parkway to 71st Street


Contact Information

Organization: Shawnee
Contact person: Paul Lindstrom
Title: Senior Project Engineer
Phone: 913-742-6234
Organization address: 11110 Johnson Drive
  Shawnee, KS    66203

General Information

G8.1 Project title: Monticello Road Improvements (phase 1) - Shawnee Mission Parkway to 71st Street
G8.2 Project description: The existing Monticello Road is a narrow 2-lane ditch section road that traverses through a residential neighborhood. The entire project will provide reconstruction of Monticello Road, from Shawnee Mission Parkway to the 7900 block. Monticello Road (phase 1), from Shawnee Mission Parkway to 71st Street, will include on-street bicycle lanes, a recreational trail on one side and a sidewalk on the other.
G8.3 Project contact: Paul Lindstrom, P.E.
Senior Project Engineer
City of Shawnee, 913-742-6234
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. Shawnee
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? No
G8.4 Purpose and need: Monticello Road is a key north-south roadway in western Shawnee, designated as a future arterial roadway. Future development of this area depends on the improvements and realignment of Monticello Road, which is currently a narrow, dangerous roadway through a residential neighborhood. There are currently no sidewalks, recreational trails, bicycle lanes, or adequate areas for transit facilities. This project will create new opportunities for multi-modal transportation and enhance the safety of drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.
G9. Origin and ending
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G10. Functional Classification: Collector
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? Yes   Decade:   2020
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
This project has been included on previous CIP programs but was removed because of funding issues during the economic downturn. This project is currently back on the Citys CIP plan.
G14. Planning stage: Final Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? Yes
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: All acquired or none needed
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? Yes
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? No
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: There is an elementary school nearby and several churches that provide services to disadvantages populations. The improvements to Monticello Road will establish a safer corridor that will provide opportunities for transit, walkability, and bicycle options.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: This project has been tabled since 2009 as a result of the economic downturn. At the time the plans were developed, City staff engaged in several public meetings to address the concerns of the citizens and the transportation needs of the area. There is an elementary school nearby and several churches that provide services to disadvantages populations. The improvements to Monticello Road will provide a safer corridor that includes walkability and bicycle options.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: As development occurs in western Shawnee there will be more demand for improved transportation options and needs. The City will continue to meet with local residents, businesses, and interest groups throughout the final stages of plan implementation. The tools will include social media, surveys, and public meetings.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: Access to Healthy Foods---Active Transportation/Living-------Compact, Walkable Centers--- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network---Context Appropriate Streets---Diverse Housing Types--- ----Green Infrastructure-------Integrated Trail System--- Mixed-Density Neighborhoods---Natural Resources Protection-------Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm--- --------Retail/Rooftop Relationships------- Transit-Ready Corridors---Tree Preservation-
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: The Monticello Road corridor includes single family residential, rental housing, an elementary school, churches, 3&2 baseball facilities, and various types of commercial businesses within close-proximity of the corridor. Monticello Road north of Shawnee Mission Parkway was previously improved to include some of the sustainable places criteria in the TO2040 plan. The City plans to extend those improvements south of Shawnee Mission Parkway. This project provides the City an opportunity to improve the Monticello corridor above and beyond the basic City standards and provide a complete street design with multi-modal transportation options.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? Yes
The Monticello corridor is lacking adequate facilities for all modes of transportation other than vehicles. This project has identified those shortcomings and incorporates improvements to accommodate those facilities. The City will be working with local transit authorities to support the expansion of regional transit and enhanced mobility to help people connect to work and other locations. In addition the City feels that this project creates quality places that support a range of lifestyle and transportation choices. The completion of both phases of Monticello Road will promote increased density through mixed-use development and implement a centers-and-corridors strategy.
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
High-Intensity and More_Walkable Centers The nearby walkable center is directly north of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Monticello. This project will provide significant improved access to this center. At this time there are no existing sidewalks, trails or transit stops along this segment of Monticello Road. In addition, there are no adequate crossings at Shawnee Mission Parkway for pedestrians and bicycles. Improvements to the corridor will provide transportation opportunities other than vehicle traffic.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? No
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
The current horizontal and vertical alignment of Monticello Road provides a very inefficient roadway system to move vehicles from Midland Drive to 7900 block. Therefore, the new alignment (and widening) will provide a better continuous segment of roadway without current stops and starts. The improved Monticello Road will reduce the gas consumption, thus reducing the emissions.
G27. Natural Resource information: The improvement plans identify removal of trees and landscaping only when in direct conflict with installation of storm sewer and other critical infrastructure components. Retaining walls are included in the design to minimize land disturbance and removals. In addition, additional measures will be taken to preserve the clarity and integrity of the local residential pond within the corridor. This will include a stormcepter unit within the storm sewer system.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: The Monticello Road project is within the Mill Creek watershed area. The drainage for this area travels to the east along Shawnee Mission Parkway before entering the Mill Creek streamway. This project will provide opportunities to preserve the water quality of runoff before entering into the main system. There has been previous work along Shawnee Mission Parkway to remove concrete ditch liners and convert impervious areas to natural ditch sections.
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: City of Shawnee Land Use Guide, Circulation Plan, and Bicycle and Recreational Trail Plan. The improvements to Monticello Road, including a revised alignment, have been included on the Citys overall plan since the 1970s. This section of Monticello is designated for on-street bicycle lanes and an off-street recreational trail/sidewalk for pedestrians.
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No The plans include all 10 goals of Complete Street policy. Climate Change and Energy Use, decreasing emissions, fuels, and delays; Economic Vitality, creating more attractive and vibrant corridors through residential and business areas; Improved property values by establishing a safer and more walkable community; Environmental impacts by improving water quality; Improving air quality through reduced emissions; Creating equitable modes of transportation; Place Making by boosting the vitality of potential land use; Increasing Public Health by encouraging other modes of transportation and promoting active living; Providing Safety and Security by reducing traffic accidents; Improving System Condition by updating the road network and creating less burden on maintenance; System Performance by connecting existing roadway networks to all modes of transportation; and Transportation Choices by providing better access to jobs, education, health care, shopping and other common goods and services.
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Project Financial Information

STP Federal amount: 3000  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 1700  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: Citys share will be debt financed through general obligation bonds.
Explain: City will also be requesting local County CARS funding for this project.
Scope Change: The original project limits was from Shawnee Mission Parkway to the 7900 Block. The City has split up this project into two phases and is applying for 2021 funding for phase 1 only.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway: 89  %
Transit: 1  %
Bike: 6  %
Pedestrian: 5  %
Other:   %

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Karen McQuiston said...

The current speed for Monticello Road is 30 mph, not 25 mph and the city has not acquired an easement to relocate an 8" interstate natural gas pipeline

8/22/2018 8:58:47 PM

Karen McQuiston said...

The current speed for Monticello Road is 30 mph, not 25 mph and the city has not acquired an easement to relocate an 8" interstate natural gas pipeline

8/22/2018 8:58:47 PM

Karen McQuiston said...

Happy to share my knowledge about this project

8/22/2018 9:00:16 PM

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