Current Projects - Summer 2022
August 25, 2022 UPDATE: Crews are milling Nelson Street on Friday, August 26. Rolling lane closures will occur as the milling moves down the street.
August 19, 2022 UPDATE: Pavement patching work continues along Nelson Street. The intersection of E 2nd Street and Nelson will be closed through the weekend. Work is expected to be completed on Monday, August 22. Beginning Tuesday, the intersection of 1st Street and Nelson will be shut down for full depth patching. All work is weather dependent.
Nelson Street between East 3rd and West 8th will receive major maintenance this summer. On May 26, the City Council approved a bid from McAnany Construction to apply UBAS to Nelson Street and repair the curb and gutter at the Edgerton Elementary school drive approaches.
Sections of West 5th Street and West Martin Street will also receive UBAS as part of this project.
Work will include targeted asphalt patching, curb repair near the elementary school, and ADA improvements along Nelson Street.
Funding for this project includes the Johnson County CARS Program, Special Highway Fund, General Fund, LPKC Maintenance Fee and the Street Excise Tax Fund. Remaining Special Highway Funds from 2021 are also allocated for this project.
The 8th and Braun intersection will be widened as part of the 207th Street Grade Separation Project.
The City has contracted with Pyramid Contractors to add pavement in all directions and a new turn lane to southbound 8th Street. Work is expected to start in the coming months.
While the project area is small, the impact to through traffic will be substantial. During construction, alternate routes will need to be used.
The 207th Street Grade Separation is open to drivers. A ribbon cutting was held in late December for the off-grade crossing over the railroad tracks at 207th Street and Co-Op Road. The project is paid for entirely by revenue generated by LPKC and a CARS grant from Johnson County.
For 207th Street Grade Separation, there are several items remaining as part of the construction process.
- Painting of the bridge
- Handrail installed on the bridge
- Final adjustments to grade
- Final adjustments to installation of rip rap
- Final signage
- Permanent striping
- Clean out/debris removal of new stormwater structures/pipes
Leading up to final inspection, the City’s construction inspector will compile a final punch list to ensure we wrap the project in conformance with the plans and specifications, as well as installed according to proven industry standards. Supply shortages and delays mean items like road striping and lighting are taking longer than expected. Streetlights are currently expected in late July.
UPDATE: April 2022 - Design of the indoor elements of the The Greenspace continues. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the project could be let for bid later this year.
UPDATE: December 9, 2022 - Design of the downtown Greenspace is currently underway. City Council members reviewed initial plans for the new building, which will include a temporary emergency shelter, gymnasium, indoor walking path and fitness room.
ORIGINAL POST: A new community building will be coming to downtown Edgerton. The Greenspace facility project calls for a building approximately 20,000-30,000 sq. feet to include multi-use sports courts, meeting spaces and event rooms, storm shelter, fitness center, walking track and outdoor splash pad.
Due to uncertainties from the pandemic, in 2020 the Edgerton City Council revised the schedule for the project with design to start in 2021. The City has contracted with Incite Design Studio to design the facility and hired Henderson Building Solutions as the City's Owner's Representative to manage the project.
The completion timeline is greatly dependent on final design and the ability to source the necessary construction materials with the on-going supply chain issues.
UPDATE: July 2022 - An agreement has been reached with KPC. The City Council approved an encroachment agreement for the sidewalk during the July 27 meeting, pending final revisions.
UPDATE: April 2022 - Staff continues discussions with the gas company for easement acquisition involving the high pressure natural gas line that runs through the park.
UPDATE: November 2021 - City staff is working on utility coordination and easement acquisition before the project is let out for bid.
UPDATE: September 27,2021 - The City Council selected the design in the image to the right, which includes a new walking trail, playground equipment, upgraded skate park and more.
ORIGINAL POST: The Edgerton City Council has approved a contract with SWT Design to redesign Glendell Acres Park on Edgewood Street. The City and SWT Design conducted a survey throughout the month of July to collect public opinions on the options for the renovations.
This project includes the design and renovation of the park with new equipment, a finished sidewalk system, re-purposed greenspaces and landscaping. The approved Parks Master Plan will govern the general design theme of the project.
This project is paid for though Park Impact Fees, the majority of which comes from development at LPKC.
Construction is expected to start in 2022.