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.
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 November.
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.
Two other Indian Creek flood control projects are currently in the design phase with construction anticipated in 2014. They include the areas of 151st Street near Lindenwood Drive and Stagecoach Drive, and at 153rd Terrace near the Lindenwood Drive intersection.
For more information contact Stormwater Manager, Rob Beilfuss, at (913) 971-9071