Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland will deliver the State of the City on Friday, March 6, at the Olathe Community Center. The luncheon is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. Although tickets are sold out, the speech will be broadcast on the Olathe Government Network (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website).
The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm has played an important role in the history of Olathe since 1858. This year, Mahaffie is commemorating that role with a year-long celebration of the “sesquicentennial” birthday of its centerpiece: the 150-year-old limestone farmhouse.
BNSF will temporarily close the railroad crossing at Dennis Avenue, between Grant Street and Kansas Avenue, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 10. The crossing is expected to remain closed through Wednesday, Feb. 11, as BNSF conducts routine maintenance in the area.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will remove the west half of the existing bridge at K-10 and Ridgeview Road beginning Friday, Feb. 13 through Wednesday, Feb. 19. The overnight demolition work will be done sections at a time and will force traffic to shift onto the east half of the new bridge for several weeks.