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Tweet If you happen to notice a cadre of slow pedaling cyclists struggling along the roads in Prairie Village and Fairway on Saturday, their chamois and jerseys stained with maroon, don’t freak out. There hasn’t been a massive cycling disaster or anything. These are just the brave soldiers participating in this year’s Tour de BBQ, [...]
Tweet Prairie Village and Fairway are among the Johnson County municipalities that will see significant benefit from the County Assistance Road System (CARS) Project in 2012. Plans unanimously approved Thursday by the county’s Board of Commissioners authorized $506,000 be awarded to Prairie Village for a road improvement project on Somerset Drive from Roe Avenue to [...]
Tweet Work is under way on renovations to Cambridge Street and Weltner Park in Prairie Village that should make both driving and recreating in the area more enjoyable. Street crews have dug up the existing road and are clearing the way for the street’s new path, which will eliminate the current “island” between Booth Drive [...]
Tweet Construction crews are in the process of doing away with the last of a series of decorative crosswalks along Mission Road that became a persistent source of headaches for the city of Prairie Village after they were first installed in 2004. The city put in the decorative brick crosswalks at four intersections along Mission [...]
Tweet Prairie Village planners hope pedestrians will have a safer path to cross Somerset Drive on their way to the Corinth Shops in the coming weeks after a major set of street revisions are completed. The revisions include taking the street down from four lanes to three between 83rd Street and Mission Road, and adding [...]
Tweet I was pretty sure this pic of a 34 MPH speed limit sign on Roe Avenue just south of I-35 was Photoshopped when I first saw it pop up on a friend and PVPost.com reader’s Facebook feed … but then another person took a different picture of the same thing, so I’m guessing it’s [...]
Tweet Mission Road will be closed southbound from 63rd Street to the Village Shop today from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the Steps for the Cure 5K race.
Tweet The good news: pretty soon, an aging section of Somerset Drive will be completely reworked, with new asphalt on the road and an eight-foot wide sidewalk to increase pedestrian friendliness. The bad news: construction on the project starts today, and drivers can expect daily closures along the stretch between Franklin Park and Corinth Square. [...]
Tweet One of the Prairie Village’s most traveled — and most worn — stretches of road will get a significant makeover thanks in part to a federal grant for $1.6 million. The city announced Wednesday it had been officially informed a project proposal for work along 75th Street between Mission Road and State Line Road had been [...]
Tweet If, for whatever reason, your plans for the day had you driving through the intersection of 60th Street and Fontana Street several times, be warned: contractors for Kansas Gas will close the intersection to all traffic in all directions during working hours. During the day, detour signs will be in place. During the evening [...]
Tweet A recent analysis by Prairie Village Public Works projects it will cost $49.6 million over the next 10 years to keep city infrastructure — roads, drainage systems, parks and city buildings — in good condition. The problem? At current funding levels, the city would allocate $4.5 million less than recommended for infrastructure maintenance every [...]
Tweet Prairie Village held a meeting at city hall last night seeking comments from the community on a proposed set of improvements to Cambridge Street and Weltner Park that are scheduled to be completed in 2011. The most significant outcome of the improvements would be the elimination of an awkward island of land just south [...]