Street Improvements on the Way

Beginning this spring, Olathe residents can expect more street maintenance work throughout the city.

Street improvements will occur on approximately 90 lane miles of residential streets – that’s more than four times the number of local lane miles that received maintenance in 2013.

The work is funded, in part, by the 3/8th-cent Street Maintenance Sales Tax, approved by voters in November 2013. The City began collecting the sales tax on April 1, 2014.

View an interactive map that shows the status of construction throughout Olathe at OlatheKS.org/maps/projects.  Check back often.  This information will be updated regularly.

What to Expect This Construction Season
Minor inconveniences may be expected throughout the city during construction season. Residents who live on a street scheduled for  maintenance will receive a notice from the contractor at least 48 hours before work begins and/or when access to driveways or streets may be limited. Construction hours are limited to 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. No work is permitted on Sunday.

View a map of 2014 street maintenance projects or the current condition of your street at  OlatheKS.org/PublicWorks/StreetsSalesTax.

Tracking Street Maintenance
In an effort to remain as transparent as possible about spending your tax dollars, a committee of Olathe citizens will review and report about street sales tax revenues and expenditures. The Street Maintenance Sales Tax Citizen’s Finance Oversight Committee will provide a yearly status report to the Olathe City Council.

To learn more about the Street Maintenance Sales Tax, please visit OlatheKS.org/PublicWorks/StreetsSalesTax.