Engineering

The Leawood Public Works Department is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of the community through environmentally and economically sound infrastructure preservation and growth while providing outstanding service to our customers. The Engineering Division of Public Works designs and inspects public improvements constructed in Leawood, including streets, bridges, stormsewer, streetlights, and traffic signals. The Division is also responsible for all work in the right-of-way.

The city has adopted design criteria and codes to ensure new construction are cost effective, meet current safety requirements and are an asset to the community.

The criteria and codes include general notes and checklists and policies for roadways, stormwater, private site improvements and erosion and sediment control.

Projects Planned for Construction in 2021

Lee Blvd, 83rd St to 95th St

This project will widen Lee Blvd approximately 2 feet and will replace the roadway surface.  We will replace street lights with LED fixtures and improve stormwater drainage.  During construction the road will be closed in two phases.  The first phase will close 95th to 89th and the second phase will close 89th to 83rd.  Traffic should use Mission Road or State Line Road as alternate routes. Once completed the road will have bike lanes similar to Lee Blvd south of 95th Street.

In addition to the road work WaterOne is working with Leawood to replace their water main. This will occur at the same time as the road work and will reduce the total time needed if they were constructed separately.

Construction Timing:  Starting in April of 2021 and extending through November 2021

Contact:  Brian Scovill, P.E., 913-663-9134

Kenneth Road, 143rd St to 135th St

Mill and overlay of the asphalt pavement. Kenneth Road will be closed from 135th Street approximately ¼ mile south to the State Line Road/Kenneth Road intersection for construction, otherwise State Line Road and Kenneth Road will be open to traffic throughout construction.

Construction Timing:  July 2021 through September 2021

Contact:  Michelle Sherry, P.E., 913-663-9135

2021 Residential Mill and Overlay Projects

The Mill and Overlay projects that are planned for the 2021 season are focused on improving and restoring asphalt residential streets. This replacement process is designed to improve driving conditions and riding comfort. Residential access will be maintained through the work zone.  See the 2021 projects map for specific areas.

Construction Timing:  Starting in the summer of 2021 through the Fall of 2021.

Contact:  John Westbrook, P.E., 913-663-9138

Retaining Walls – on College Blvd and on Stateline

This project includes localized repairs to existing retaining walls.  Work will likely require single lane closures.

Construction Timing:  Summer/Fall 2021

Contact:  Kerry Kanatzar, P.E., 913-663-9143

2020 Metal Pipe Replacement Project

This project will replace deteriorated metal storm water pipe with new reinforced concrete pipe on Sagamore Road between Cambridge Circle and High Drive. Traffic is planned to route by the work area although a road closure with temporary detours will be necessary at times.

Construction Timing:  Starting in the summer of 2021 through the spring of 2022.

Contact:  John Westbrook, P.E., 913-663-9138

Mission Road, 95th St to 83rd St (Phase I)

This project is occurring in three phases.  The initial phase in 2021 includes Johnson County Wastewater’s replacement of their sanitary sewer main under the north bound lanes of Mission Rd.  The second phase in 2022 includes Evergy’s replacement of the underground and overhead power lines with a new duct bank under the south bound lanes of Mission Road.  The third phase in 2023 will include a new roadway surface.  Mission Rd will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction during each phase of work.

Construction Timing:  Starting in late 2020 through the fall of 2023.

Contact:  Brian Scovill, P.E., 913-663-9134

Projects Being Designed for Future Construction

Lee Blvd, Sommerset to 83rd St

This will be the third project to improve the pavement, lighting, and add bike lanes along Lee Blvd.

General Timeframe:  Construction in 2022

Contact:  John Westbrook, P.E., 913-663-9138

Leawood South Stormwater Improvements

This project will replace deteriorated metal pipe and improve the stormwater drainage system to reduce localized flooding.

General Timeframe:  Construction in 2022

Contact:  Brian Scovill, P.E., 913-663-9134

Waterford Stormwater Improvements

This project will replace deteriorated metal pipe and improve the stormwater drainage system to reduce localized flooding.

General Timeframe:  Construction in 2022

Contact:  Michelle Sherry, P.E., 913-663-9135

Mission Rd 95th St to 83rd St (Phase II)

The second phase in 2022 includes Evergy’s replacement of the underground and overhead power lines with a new duct bank under the south bound lanes of Mission Road.  Leawood will also reconstruct the driveways and sidewalks along the east side of Mission Rd from 92nd St to the north City limit.

General Timeframe:  Construction in 2022

Contact:  Brian Scovill, P.E., 913-663-9134

Mission Rd – 95th to 103rd

This project will coordinate for the burying of Evergy’s power lines and mill and overlay the roadway with a new asphalt surface.

General Timeframe:  Construction in 2022

Contact:  Kerry Kanatzar, P.E., 913-663-9143

Mission Rd - 127th St to 133rd St

This project will improve the roadway surface, street lighting, drainage facilities, and add bike lanes.

General Timeframe:  Construction in 2022

Contact:  Kerry Kanatzar, P.E., 913-663-9143

Mission Rd - 133rd St to 143rd St

This project will reconstruct the roadway with new pavement, turning lanes, curbs, drainage structures, street lights, and sidewalks.

General Timeframe:  Construction in 2022/2023

Contact:  John Westbrook, P.E., 913-663-9138

Project Website:  www.missionroadimprovements.com

City Hall Parking Lot

This project will re-pave the City Hall Parking lot and improve ADA access from the parking lot to the building.

General Timeframe:  Construction in 2022

Contact:  Michelle Sherry, P.E., 913-663-9135