Summary of Midland Drive Improvements - I-435 to Barker Road


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: Midland Drive Improvements - I-435 to Barker Road
G8.2 Project description: The existing Midland Drive is a narrow 2-lane ditch section road that serves as a major connection between I-435 to Shawnee Mission Parkway/Barker Road. This segment of roadway serves as an alternative route to Shawnee Mission Parkway and is over utilized, based on the current roadway section. The project will provide reconstruction and widening of Midland Drive, including on-street bicycle lanes, a recreational trail on one side and a sidewalk on the other side, new LED street lighting, signing, pavement markings, storm sewer facilities and other improvements.
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: Midland Drive is a key east and west connection in central Shawnee, designated as a future arterial roadway. The current roadway is narrow, unsafe, and provides no sidewalk, recreational trail, or adequate bicycle facilities. This segment is currently designated as share the road and but has little or no room to accommodate bicyclists. This project will 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? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
This project is currently included within the Citys 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? No
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: This segment of Midland Drive includes single family housing, both adjacent to and within nearby subdivisions, that is predominantly older adults. At this time there are not opportunities to walk or bike to the golf course or the commercial businesses within the corridor. This project will provide the sidewalk and recreational trail connections.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: The City Manager has held workshops with the City Council and staff to develop a list of priority projects throughout the City. This project is discussed frequently because of safety concerns and lack of pedestrian and bicycle opportunities. Some of these workshops include developing scenarios for more immediate alternatives to providing off-street bicycle and pedestrian facilities, without full roadway improvements.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: This City will soon hire a consultant to provide concepts and evaluate the needs of the community. The tools used to involve the public are 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----------- --------Retail/Rooftop Relationships------- Transit-Ready Corridors---Tree PreservationUnique Community Characteristics
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: The Midland Drive corridor includes single family residential, rental housing, churches, a golf course, a movie theater, hotels, and several various commercial businesses within close-proximity of the corridor. Midland Drive east of I-435 was previously improved to include some of the sustainable places criteria in the TO2040 plan. The City plans to extend those improvements west of I-435. This project provides the City an opportunity to improve the Midland Drive 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 Midland Drive corridor is lacking adequate facilities for all modes of transportation other than vehicles. This project has identified those shortcomings and will incorporate 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 Midland Drive improvements 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 commercial center is directly east of I-435 and Midland Drive and the golf course is along Midland Drive. This project will provide significant improved access to both centers. At this time there are no existing sidewalks, trails or transit stops along this segment of Midland Drive. In addition, there are no adequate crossings at the golf course or under I-435 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 City anticipates more bicycle and pedestrian traffic once the improvements are complete. In addition, development of neighborhood commercial development continues in the area and would be within walking/biking distance for several single family residents.
G27. Natural Resource information: The improvement plans will identify removal of trees and landscaping only when in direct conflict with installation of storm sewer and other critical infrastructure components. Retaining wall will be included in the design to minimize land disturbance and removals. In addition, additional measure will be taken to preserve the clarity and integrity of the local drainage within the corridor. This may include stormcepter units within the storm sewer system.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: The Midland Drive project is within the Little Mill Creek watershed area. The drainage for this area travels directly to the south (within small tributaries) before entering the Little Mill Creek streamway. This project will provide opportunities to preserve the water quality of runoff before entering into the main system. This will include natural conservation solutions and remove any existing concrete ditch liners, converting them 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 Midland Drive, This section of Midland Drive 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 will include all 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 services.
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Project Financial Information

STP Federal amount: 4000  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 6500  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2022
Source of Local Match: City Share will be funded by debt service funds through general obligation bonds.
Explain: The City will also be requesting County CARS funds.
Scope Change:
Cost Breakdown:
Highway: 88  %
Transit: 1  %
Bike: 6  %
Pedestrian: 5  %
Other:   %

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