Project Contact Information:
- Street Shuttle Service Phone Number:
- Sean Dunn, Miles Contracting Job Site Manager:
- Whitney Miles, Contracting Co. Office Manager:
- Phone: 816-719-3982
- Email: email@example.com
- Jason Hussey, OP Public Works:
- Phone: 913-895-6040
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Milburn Fields HOA
- Email: email@example.com
- The city has provided this handout of FAQs.
- Door Tags are distributed by Miles Contracting 24-48 hours in advance of work that may impact your access at times. Door tags are not distributed when removing the old street because you will still have access. When paving is planned, you will be notified via a door tag an you will have NO ACCESS for 10-14 days to allow for the concrete to cure.
- Trash Collection will still be in service. Please continue to place your bins at the end of the driveway and if WCA cannot access – someone from Miles Contracting will physically assist for trash bins to be taken. Consider writing your house address on the lid if desired.
- Shuttle Service will be in effect for the streets impacted and are under construction only. Call 816-769-7266
The city has started the project according to their Phasing plan shared below.
The first step consists of tree removal for trees that are in the right-of-way for the street and sidewalk construction work. That right-of-way typically extends 10-12 feet into your property from the curb. Virtually all the trees in the city’s right-of-way are diseased ash trees – all of which are dying – and were slated to replaced by the city within the next 5 years. The city is still committed to replacing them all based on individual homeowner request after street replacement.
There was a dotted line on your easement documents which showed your property’s construction access easement. Part of the easement documents outlined where the construction crew will be taking out, and replacing a portion of each driveway to do any additional grading on each property to tie into the finished street. If you are so inclined, you will have the option to hire the driveway contractor at a discounted cost to replace the rest of the driveway if you want an entirely new driveway.
Sod will be placed in all yards to replace grass removed during re-grading and construction. If there were any flower beds or decorative rock, the contractors will replace this as requested.
Most of the time, you will be able to park in your driveway in the evenings. There will be intermittent times that the contractor will close sections of the road to install improvements and allow new concrete to cure. Residents will be provided an announcement (door hanger) 48 hours in advanced notice. At those times, you should park on adjacent streets. The contractor is allowed to close residential driveways no more than 21 calendar days.
The transportation assistance is still available. This is an opportunity for someone to ‘be on staff’ with the construction company and provide the assistance of neighbors requesting a ride throughout the specific timeframe of evenings. If you want to learn more or interested, please reach out to Whitney Miles – Construction Project Manager, via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city ‘standard detail’ places new sidewalks installations 6 feet back from the street – instead against the curb as they currently are. There are various reasons, however OP ‘standard detail’ was implemented to maintain added safety and consistent street design standards. They envision a grassy area extending 6 feet back from the street curb and then a 4 foot wide sidewalk where we currently have sidewalks.
A real-life example to review is the recently completed project across the street from Shawnee Mission Hospital (75th and Grandview).
Below are links to PDFs of the blueprints displayed at the public meeting held in late 2019. While each household received a specific packet of documents that provided more details, these blueprints you will be able to see which trees are marked for removal (with an X), how much of your driveway will be removed & replaced, where grading improvements will happen in your yard, where drainage work & improvements and utility work will occur, and where the fire hydrants & light poles will be placed.
While the city will replace city trees at the individual homeowner’s request after our streets are replaced, many neighbors love that our neighborhood has tree-lined streets and are concerned some neighbors would not request new trees.
While reflecting on the impact to your property and the neighborhood, and knowing that this project will be disruptive to our day-to-day lives for a period of time, please keep in mind the substantial investment the city is making in our neighborhood and the value that will be added to all our properties over the long run.
The HOA Board will promote a call for neighbors-helping-neighbors volunteers during the street replacement project with a special eye towards our senior neighbors.
Please send your comments to email@example.com
The city has provided this handout of FAQs. Thank you,
Your Milburn Fields HOA Volunteer Board