This drainage sub-watershed is along the Turkey Creek Tributary 'F' immediately East of Nieman Rd to East of Barton St and has a long history of flooding adjacent homes, apartments and streets in large storm events. The Northeast Johnson County Watershed Study completed by Johnson County in 2006 identified numerous homes and streets flooding in this area. The existing system is undersized and inadequate and is contributing to the flooding of four (4) homes, two (2) commercial buildings and Nieman Road. The proposed project will include removal of two (2) homes, two (2) commercial buildings, installation of approximately 190 LF of concrete lined channel, 5 reinforced concrete boxes (2750 LF) under Nieman Rd and channel improvements transitions.
Cynthia Moeller-Krass, P.E.
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The design contract for this project was awarded to Olsson Associates on October 24, 2016. The construction of the project was awarded to VF Anderson on June 6, 2017. Construction is about 80% complete with all culverts installed and cast-in-place connections to the channel being constructed now. Once final asphalt and striping installed the week of Thanksgiving, traffic will be shifted to the west lanes.
Construction activities will once again shift to connecting the new culverts to the new channel on the east side, removal of the temporary traffic lanes, completion of Roger Road, reconstruction of the east lanes of Nieman Road and construction and restoration of parking lots for Old Shawnee Pizza, Sushi Mido and Precision Tune. Utility relocations will also continue as we are able to access their work zones.
This project will require multiple traffic pattern changes on Nieman Road throughout the project. Old Shawnee Pizza, State Farm, Sushi Mido and Precision Tune will stay open during construction but watch signage for access to their driveways and parking lots. Construction is currently scheduled to last until mid-March weather dependent.