Projects to Address Creek Flooding
The City currently has five flood control projects underway in Olathe in 2013, with two more slated for construction in 2014.
Funding for these projects is from the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program (75%) and the City of Olathe Stormwater Utility Fee (25%).
Construction on Indian Creek and Mill Creek flood control projects is expected to begin this summer at several locations:
Indian Creek - This project will address street and house flooding in the vicinity of W. 143rd Street and S. Locust. Project includes construction of street pavement and concrete box culvert improvements, and the purchase of 6 homes along S. Locust Street. Phelps Engineering was selected to design this project. Linaweaver Construction was awarded the construction contract. Constructionbegan June 17, requiring 143rd Street to be closed for approximately 8 weeks between Locust Street and Summertree Lane. 6 homes in the 100 year floodplain have been purchased and demolished as part of the project. Construction is complete.
Indian Creek - This project will address street and house flooding that occurs on E. College Way Street, S. Lindenwood Dr., and S. Willow Dr. The project includes the construction of street and bridge improvements, retaining walls and channel widening. HNTB was selected to design this project. Trinity Excavating & Construction was awarded the construction contract for this project. Construction is underway and is anticipated to be completed by the end of May 2014. College Way will not be closed until Spring 2014.
Indian Creek - This project will address street and house flooding that occurs on East 151st Street, S. Lindenwood Drive, S. Stagecoach Drive, E. 153rd Street. The project includes the construction of street pavement and a new multi cell box culvert on East 151st Street, retaining walls and channel widening. The project will be designed in 2013 and constructed in 2014. Design will be completed in early 2014 with construction in 2014 through 2015.
Indian Creek - The project will address home and street flooding in the vicinity of Lindenwood Drive and 153rd Terrace. Improvements will include a new concrete box culvert and channel widening. Phelps Engineering has been selected to design the project. Design will be completed in early 2014 with construction in 2014 through 2015.
Mill Creek - Project will address house and street flooding in the vicinity of 108 East Mulberry (Mulberry and Cherry). The project will include buy out of two homes, culvert improvements, and channel improvements. Phelps Engineering was selected to design this project. The design has been completed, and it is anticipated that improvements will be constructed during the summer of 2014.
For more information contact Stormwater Manager, Rob Beilfuss, at (913) 971-9071