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File #: G19-709   
Type: Council Consent Status: Passed
File created: 4/3/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/16/2019 Final action: 4/16/2019
Title: Consideration of an easement conveyance from the City of Olathe to Westar Energy, Inc. for the Santa Fe Street and Ridgeview Road Geometric Improvements Project, PN 3-C-083-15.
Staff Contact: Mary Jaeger, Beth Wright
Attachments: 1. A: Easement Modification Agreement, 2. B: Temporary Construction Easement, 3. C: Project Fact Sheet, 4. D: Project Location Map

Department: Public Works

Staff Contact: Mary Jaeger / Beth Wright

Subject: Easement Modification Agreement and Temporary Construction Easement conveyance to Westar to allow for the construction of the Santa Fe and Ridgeview Geometric Improvements project, PN 3-C-083-15.

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Item Description:

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Consideration of an easement conveyance from the City of Olathe to Westar Energy, Inc. for the Santa Fe Street and Ridgeview Road Geometric Improvements Project, PN 3-C-083-15..

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Summary:

This project will include the construction of a designated right turn lane and an additional thru lane for southbound traffic, an additional left turn lane, and additional thru lane and a designated right turn lane for eastbound traffic, an additional left turn lane, an additional thru lane and a designated right turn lane for northbound traffic along with an additional southbound lane on the south leg, an additional left turn lane and a third traveling lane on the east leg of the intersection.  Also included will be median modifications to allow for increased storage in the left turn lanes on all legs of the intersection.  As part of this project there will also be a 2” mill and overlay on Santa Fe between I-35 and Kansas City Road.  This portion of the work will be paid from the 2020 Street Preservation Program.   

 

This project requires Westar Energy, Inc. (Westar) to relocate their existing overhead lines.  These lines are currently located along the north side of Santa Fe throughout the corridor.  The lines will need to be relocated further to the north.  Westar has purchased easements from each property owner along the corridor and had purchased an easement from the prior property owner before the parcel was acquired by the City.

 

The Easement Modification Agreement adjusts the existing easement on the parcel to allow for the improvements and the Temporary Construction Easement allows Westar to access the property and complete the relocation.  Dedication of these easements are necessary before Westar can begin the relocation work.

 

This project is currently in the design and land acquisition phase.  Utility relocations for the project are ongoing and construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the Spring 2020.

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Financial Impact:

Funding for the Santa Fe Street and Ridgeview Road Geometric Improvements project, as approved in the 2019 Capital Improvement Plan, includes:

 

                                                               GO Bonds                                                                                    $  8,180,000

                                                               CARS                                                                                                         $  2,000,000                     

                                                               Total                                                                                                         $10,180,000

 

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Action Needed:

Approval of an easement conveyance from the City of Olathe to Westar Energy, Inc. for the Santa Fe Street and Ridgeview Road Geometric Improvements Project, PN 3-C-083-15.

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Attachment(s):

A:  Easement Modification Agreement

B:  Temporary Construction Easement                     

C:  Project Fact Sheet

D:  Project Location Map