Johnson County Wastewater sanity sewer system replacement work about to begin
Beginning mid-June, Johnson County Wastewater and its construction contractor, Infrastructure Solutions, LLC, will begin substantial construction at 103rd Street and Metcalf Avenue, in Overland Park, to increase capacity of the sanitary sewer system in the neighborhood. Construction is expected to continue until Spring 2023 and will impact traffic flow in phases.
“This will provide more dependable, cost-effective and environmentally sound wastewater service to JCW customers,” said Aaron Witt, JCW chief engineer.
On Feb. 10, the Board of County Commissioners approved the Notice of Award to Infrastructure Solutions, LLC, to construct the project. The project includes the installation of new sanitary sewer pipe through open-cut excavation. Sanitary sewer pipe will be installed under Indian Creek and Metcalf Avenue using trenchless technology to minimize environmental and traffic disruption.
Construction will be limited between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, unless otherwise approved. Construction will primarily occur on the south side of 103rd Street, between Indian Creek east of Barkley Street and Mary Street. The construction is not expected to impact utility services in the area.
Traffic impacts and timing include the following (dates are approximate):
- Construction east of Metcalf Avenue and south of 101st Street will require lane reductions (about three weeks), beginning late June 2022.
- Construction under Metcalf Avenue will use trenchless technologies and not impact traffic on Metcalf Avenue.
- Pedestrian trails in the area will be impacted. Detours will be provided, beginning late June 2022.
- Construction across Barkley Street will require brief closure (about three days), beginning August 2022.
- Construction across the access road off 103rd Street for the Walmart Neighborhood Market will require brief closure (about 2 days), beginning September 2022.
- Construction across the access road off 103rd Street for the Jose Peppers area will require brief closure (about 2 days), beginning November 2022.
- Construction across 103rd Street (west of Metcalf Avenue) will require closure of the street for up to two weeks, beginning December 2022.
- Construction south of 102nd Street (west of Metcalf Avenue) will require lane reductions (about one week), beginning January 2023.
- Construction across 103rd Street (east of Metcalf Avenue) will require closure of the street for up to two weeks, beginning February 2023.
- Construction east of the Marty Street and 103rd Street intersection will require lane reductions (about one week), beginning March 2023.