KDOT has committed to deliver the transportation infrastructure improvements necessary to support the newly announced Panasonic Energy Co. electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing facility in De Soto.

The infrastructure improvements include updating about 4.5 miles of the current two-lane asphalt road to a new divided 4-lane roadway with curb & gutter and sidewalks.

The work will generally be along the existing footprint of 103rd St. between Evening Star and the Lexington Ave./K-10 interchange, and about one mile of the section on Main from 103rd St. south to the new project site.

De Soto Road Improvements Map

Subcontractor Outreach

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 3:00 PM CST: Learn more about the progressive design-build process, anticipated project timelines, and additional details on the bid packages available.
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM CST: Deadline for submittal of proposals from interested firms.
    • Bidding documents are accessible through Building Connected.
    • To receive access to the bidding documents, or to make any inquiries regarding this solicitation, please contact Anne Striplin, Administrative Assistant, astriplin@clarksonconstruction.com

Designing De Soto Open House – January 25, 2023

Independent Cost Estimator (ICE) Procurement

1/23/2023: KDOT has selected Innovative Contracting & Engineering (ICE Teams) to be the Independent Cost Estimator for the De Soto Local Road Improvements Project.

12/30/2022: Request for Clarification (RFC) Responses

12/01/2022: Documents related to the Independent Cost Estimating (ICE) Request for Proposal (RFP) are available below.

Progressive-Design-Build (PDB) Procurement

12/22/2022: KDOT has selected Clarkson Construction Company to be the progressive design-build team to build the De Soto Local Road Improvements Project. Full news release is available, here.

11/21/2022: The Final RFP Addendum #1 for the De Soto project are available below.

10/17/2022: News Release - KDOT announces short-list for De Soto Local Road Improvements progressive design-build project.

9/15/2022: Addendum #1 and responses to requests for clarification regarding the RFQ for the De Soto project are available below.

8/31/2022: The Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) is available below.

8/25/2022: The Request for Qualifications, associated forms and reference information documents for the De Soto Project are available below.

PDB Procurement Schedule

Industry Meeting – July 21, 2022

Project Funding

The project is currently estimated to cost about $40 million. These improvements are being funded, in part, through KDOT's Economic Development Program. The program’s objective is to create new jobs and encourage capital investment in Kansas by helping fund transportation improvements that will recruit new businesses and encourage growth of existing businesses.

Project Delivery

These improvements will use a Progressive Design-Build delivery method, which will allow KDOT to complete the improvements more quickly than with a traditional phased delivery. Progressive Design-Build also gives KDOT the flexibility needed to ensure the infrastructure improvements meet the needs of the development.

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