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Merriam Connected Corridor Plan Open House
April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
You're invited to attend the Merriam Connected Corridor Plan public open house on Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Merriam Community Center.
The plan is a joint effort among Overland Park, Merriam, the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County, and Mid-America Regional Council to envision the future of the Merriam Corridor, a 4-mile stretch of Merriam Drive/Lane from W. 55th St. to S. 10th St.
KEY PLAN ELEMENTS INCLUDE:
- Vehicular safety and traffic flow improvements
- Multimodal connectivity along and to the corridor
- Development and redevelopment opportunities
- Branding and streetscape enhancements
- Turkey Creek Trail enhancements and integration
- Environmental sustainability
The Merriam Connected Corridor Plan is a planning study that will assess all transportation modes along and around Merriam Drive/Lane, including vehicular traffic, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and public transit. The study will also assess the development and growth patterns within the corridor study area.
The corridor study area includes Merriam Drive/Lane and a buffer of approximately one-quarter mile, running from W. 55th Street to S. 10th Street and includes portions of the cities of Merriam, Overland Park, Mission, and Kansas City, Kansas. The portion of Merriam Drive/Lane to be studied is approximately four miles long.
Study of the Turkey Creek Trail is another important aspect of this project. Missing linkages will be addressed to enhance the recreational and commuting potential of the trail, and flood management mechanisms will be explored to make the trail more resilient in the event of severe weather.
Erin Ollig, AICP
Manager, Strategic Planning Division
City of Overland Park
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