Current Projects

View map of all current public works and capital improvement projects. 

Sidewalk Infill Program

Fill in sidewalk in areas that either have no sidewalk or have partial sidewalks that need to be  connected. It's proposed to break this project into three phases so that it can be properly managed and constructed with lower impact on the residents. Phase 2 was finished in 2018 and included the Owen Heights area, Farley Lane, 51st Place to 53rd St., and 52nd St./Farley Court. Phase 3 begins in 2019 and includes Burnham St., and portions of W. 66th Terrace, W. 56th Terrace, W. 56th St., and Switzer Road.



Merriam entered into an Inter-Local Agreement with the City of Shawnee for improvements to Switzer Road. Improvements include replacing curb/gutters, repairs to existing sidewalk, placement of ADA sidewalk ramps, and asphalt surface mill/overlay. This project runs from 47th St. to 55th St., and 69th St. to 75th St. 


Streetlight Replacement

Merriam will replace 92 streetlights in 2019. This project includes 50 decorative streetlights and 42 residential streetlights. To lesson the burden on the community, replacements along 67th St. and along Switzer Road will occur in conjunction with other street improvements. 

View streetlight placements. 


CARS 67th St. Improvements

July - Dec. 24, 2019
Design work is underway for roadway improvements to 67th St. from west City limits to Antioch Road. Work includes removal of concrete cap around Antioch Road area, a 2-inch mill/overlay, new pavement markings, install new streetlights, new traffic signal system and replacement of curb/gutters/sidewalk/ADA ramps as required.


Shawnee Mission Parkway over Turkey Creek

The City will complete repairs to the Shawnee Mission Parkway bridge over Turkey Creek in 2019. Repairs not expected to have a major impact to traffic. The area requiring repair/maintenance is on the underside of the bridge deck and wing walls.  This project will repair the exposed & corroded rebars, and repair the wing wall.


W. Frontage Road Bridge

This project will replace the slopes under the Turkey Creek bridge on W. Frontage Road with stabilizing materials. The side slopes under the bridge has eroded away and exposed the bridge piers drilled shaft footings. This project is to re-establish the side slopes under the bridge and protect them from further erosion.


Mastin Drainage Improvements

Storm drains on the west side of Mastin St. from 61st Terrace to 62nd St. will be replaced this summer. Staff is also recommending the construction of a right turn lane to Merriam Park Elementary.