Flash Flood Season is Here; Helpful Tips to Remember

With flash flood season upon us, remember these helpful tips if you encounter flash flooding:

Be Informed and Get Involved in Your City Budget

Olathe residents are invited to join City staff on Monday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall (100 E. Santa Fe) for an overview of the 2015 proposed budget, and an opportunity to ask questions, provide comments, and enjoy light refreshments. Anyone can submit questions via the Budget Inquiry Box.

City of Olathe Receives Communication Awards

The City of Olathe received several communication awards at the National Association of Government Communicator’s 2014 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards, held June 12 at the National Press Club in Washington DC.

I-35 at K-7/169 and 151st Street Interchange Closure

The Kansas Department of Transportation will close the north side of the K-7/I-35/151st Street intersection the weekends of June 20 and June 27.

Lane Reductions on College Boulevard, Ridgeview Road, and Renner Boulevard

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 16, residents should expect delays at the intersection of College Boulevard and Ridgeview Road.

College Boulevard Improvements

Work on College Boulevard, as part of the Johnson County Gateway Project, was delayed last week.  Construction is anticipated to begin between June 9 and June 20. Initial work will include fence relocation, clearing topsoil, grading and work on the north side of College Boulevard.

Lane Reductions at US-169 (K-7) and 159th Street

Beginning Tuesday, June 10, KDOT will begin traffic signal work at the US-169 (K-7) and 159th Street intersection, reducing southbound traffic to one lane and closing 159th Street from US-169 to Cherry Street. 159th Street will remain closed until improvements on the west side of the intersection are complete. Message boards and detours are provided. 

Woodland Road Closed June 9 to June 13

Woodland Road (from Santa Fe to Poplar) will be closed Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 13 for demolition of the Salvation Army building. Detours will be provided. 

Applications Now Available for Olathe Citizens Police Academy

The Olathe Police Department is accepting applications for the Olathe Citizens Police Academy

Olathe Parks & Recreation Foundation Walk-n-Roll

The Olathe Parks & Recreation Foundation announces the inaugural Walk-n-Roll, a family fun run and walk on Thursday, July 3. Walk-n-Roll will be held in conjunction with Celebrate Olathe, the grand opening celebration of the Olathe Community Center at Stagecoach Park.

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