BNSF to Close Several Railroad Crossings for Routine Maintenance

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.

Mahaffie Wild West Show - Sept. 28 & 29

Attend the 16th annual Wild West Days Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29, at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site.

Olathe Parks and Recreation Seeking Your Opinion

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

City to Rebroadcast Old Settlers Parade

The Olathe Government Network (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website) will replay its live broadcast of the Johnson County Old Settlers Parade as follows. 

Nominations Extended for 10th Annual Community Awards

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)

Wastewater Collection Program Receives Collection Systems Award

The City of Olathe Wastewater Collection Program has received the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) Collections Award for 2013.

Mahaffie Wild West Days September 28 and 29

Enjoy Wild West skits, live entertainment and children’s games at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop’s annual Wild West Days September 28 and 29. 

Olathe Receives Award for Best Tasting Water in Kansas

The City of Olathe is this year’s winner of the Kansas Water Taste Test competition.

Water Treatment Facilities Receive Peak Performance Award

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) .

Upcoming Lane Closures on 119th and 151st: Expect Delays

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.

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