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Page last updated: June 17, 2024

De Soto Local Road Improvements Road Closures

Updates

May 13, 2024: Thanks to unseasonably warm weather in February and March, contractors have made remarkable progress on the concrete paving operations, including the new Edgerton Road roundabout. Because of that, access to the Sunflower Nature Park and Baseball Fields will be open by Memorial Day -- nearly seven months ahead of schedule!

April 19, 2024: Northbound traffic on Lexington Avenue was shifted over to the new pavement. Southbound traffic will continue on the old pavement through approximately Monday, April 29, when all traffic will use the new pavement. Once traffic has been shifted, removal of the old pavement and construction of the new southbound lanes will begin. Access to properties along the west side of Lexington Ave. will be maintained throughout construction.

March 2, 2024: In February, crews doubled down – literally – on progress, utilizing two paving crews working simultaneously to take advantage of the unseasonably warm winter weather. In a single day, crews placed more than 1,800 cubic yards of concrete paving along West 103rd Street, making major strides toward the project's completion date later this year. In March, the project team reached a major milestone with the completion and opening of Astra Parkway south of West 103rd Street, along with the new roundabout.

Along West 103rd Street, pavement has been placed west of the Astra Parkway roundabout through just east of the Edgerton Road roundabout. As this progress continues, the project team is excited to open access to the Sunflower Ball Fields by Memorial Day, nearly seven months ahead of schedule.

November 20, 2023: The first roundabout on KDOT’s De Soto Local Road Improvements Project — located at the Astra Parkway intersection — is officially taking shape as crews have poured the first 300 cubic yards of concrete. Additional pours and hand finishing work are scheduled in the coming weeks.

August 1, 2023: West 103rd Street will be closed west of the Sunflower Baseball Fields. There will be no access to the Sunflower Baseball Fields for the remainder of the project. Additionally, a portion of West 103rd Street will be closed west of Evening Star Road. Evening Star Road will remain open; however, anyone who lives on 103rd Street west of Evening Star Road will need to use North 1400 Road to access K-10.

June 19, 2023: Road closures are anticipated to begin on West 103rd Street between the Sunflower Baseball Fields and Astra Parkway. The Sunflower Baseball Fields will remain open and accessible on West 103rd Street via Evening Star Road through July 31st. Routes and closures will be clearly marked. Our number one priority is the safety of the workers and the public – please follow all posted notices to ensure the safety of all.

Construction Photos

Edgerton Road Roundabout Concrete Paving – April 2024

Concrete Paving Operations Progressing - February 2024

Initial Road Closures in Place - June 2023

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