Maintenance Work to begin on Renner Water Tower in September

The Renner Water Standpipe located at 119th Street and Renner Road is scheduled for routine maintenance, recoating, and full inspection this fall. This project will include sandblasting, priming, and recoating inside and outside the tank. The City of Olathe will also be changing the color of the standpipe.

Johnson County Gateway Project: College Boulevard update

The Kansas Department of Transportation has started improvements to College Boulevard as part of the Johnson County Gateway Project.

Traffic signal timing in construction zones

The City of Olathe reminds residents to call 913-971-5180 about signal timing issues in construction zones.

Volunteers needed for Wild West Days at Mahaffie

Mahaffie’s popular Wild West Days will be Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28. To make the event successful, volunteers are needed in areas such as: children’s activity booths, admission gates, and event set up/tear down.

Cedar Lake gets clean bill of health

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has given Cedar Lake a clean bill of health.  

Fall Cemetery Tour tickets on sale

Tickets for the popular Fall Cemetery Tours are now available.

City Responding to Blue-Green Algae at Cedar Lake

The City of Olathe was notified today that Cedar Lake (15500 S. Lone Elm Road) tested positive for high levels of Blue-Green Algae.

Construction Update: 127th Street opens on Monday, August 11

Beginning Monday, August 11, 127th Street, from Black Bob Road to Pflumm Road, will be open to traffic one lane in each direction.

BNSF railroad to close 159th street crossing August 11-12

BNSF will close the 159th street railroad crossing on Monday, August 11 at 7 a.m.  It will re-open at 5 p.m. on August 12. Traffic will be re-routed to Old 56 Hwy.

School is in session; please drive carefully

Please slow down and use caution near schools as students return to the classroom this week.

Safety information for drivers, bus riders and students who walk to school; crossing guard information; and maps of safe routes to schools  are available on the City’s website at

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