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Lamar Avenue Rehabilitation Project - Bike Lanes and Striping
Posted on Sunday August 16, 2020
The Lamar Avenue street rehabilitation and resurfacing project is principally complete. The bike lanes and permanent striping, funded as a separate project, will begin Monday, August 17.

Lamar Curb Pour May 2020

Permanent pavement markings and new bike lanes will be installed on Lamar Avenue following the street's rehabilitation and resurfacing. This will work will use federal Safe Routes to School grant dollars. The project is expected to begin on August 17 and will be completed in 7-10 days, weather permitting.

The first phase of the Lamar Avenue Rehabilitation and Resurfacing Project is complete. The project, originally scheduled to last 90 days from its start on May 6, finished over a month ahead of schedule.

Project Scope: The project achieved the following for Lamar Avenue between Foxridge Drive and Shawnee Mission Parkway. 

  • Spot curb and gutter, sidewalk and other concrete repairs.
  • Joint and asphalt patching.
  • Ultra-Thin Bonded Asphalt Surface (UBAS) pavement treatment which will include a milling of the entire street and a resurfacing.

Funding and Project Priority
The City stretched tax payer dollars by using CARS funding (County Assistance Road System) dollars for more than 40% of the project expenses. CARS funding is only available for arterial streets that serve large numbers of trips each day within the county. These roads must be maintained and cared for regularly in order to support the traffic flowing in and around our City.

The City secured $68,000 in federal funds for the bike lane markings through the Safe Routes to Schools program. These federal grant funds had to be expended in 2020.

A comprehensive street program is currently being developed which will guide future maintenance projects for residential streets throughout the City. That program will work to maximize resources to improve and maintain the useful life of Mission's neighborhood streets. The program is expected to introduce projects beginning in 2021.

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