On Monday, October 7, and Tuesday, October 8, the BNSF railroad crossings at Dennis, Elm, Mulberry, and Harold Streets will be closed beginning around 6 a.m. for routine track maintenance by BNSF. The railroad crossings will open following completion of maintenance. Message boards and detour signs will be posted during this time to inform drivers of alternative routes.
BNSF is also tentatively scheduled to close these railroad crossings again on October 16-18. Once this schedule is finalized, the City will provide further information.
The Olathe Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of community focus groups and forums on September 30, October 1 and October 3 to gain resident input into priorities for the new Parks and Recreation 10-year Master Plan. Learn more and register at OlatheKS.org/ParksRec.
Do you know an individual, group or business who fosters accessible communities, promotes cultural diversity or advocates human rights that benefit all Olatheans? If so, nominate them for a Community Award in one of the following categories:
Community Awards (sponsored by the Olathe Human Relations Commission)
The City of Olathe Wastewater Collection Program has received the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) Collections Award for 2013.
Enjoy Wild West skits, live entertainment and children’s games at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop’s annual Wild West Days September 28 and 29.
The City of Olathe is this year’s winner of the Kansas Water Taste Test competition.
The City of Olathe has once again earned Silver Peak Performance Awards for both the Cedar Creek and Harold Street Wastewater Treatment facilities from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) .
Beginning this Friday (8/23) around 7:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday (8/26), eastbound and westbound 119th Street will be reduced to one lane for repairs to the 119th Street bridge over Old Kansas City Road. Lanes will be reduced eastbound 119th Street west of Renner Blvd. to I-35 and westbound 119th Street east of I-35 to the Old Kansas City Road ramp.