Overland Park, Kan. – To support economic growth in their community, Edgerton, Kansas transformed an existing gravel roadway into a 4-lane, divided, concrete arterial road. These improvements have paved the way for new business.
In 2018, Kubota, an international manufacturer, approached the City of Edgerton, Kansas about expanding their warehouses. They had plans to add 3 million square feet of new facilities using a phased approach. Based on the city’s projections, they knew the existing gravel roadway wouldn’t be sufficient. They decided to upgrade Homestead Lane and 207th Street, from I-35 to Waverly Road. Affinis Corp was selected as the lead civil engineering firm, as part of the Miles Excavating design-build team.
The scope of improvements included expanding the existing gravel roadway to a 4-lane divided arterial with enclosed storm sewer, a 65-foot span precast arch bridge at Big Bull Creek tributary, a 10-foot trail, and street lighting. Designing the roadway required the realignment of Homestead Lane to connect 207th Street to I-35.
Due to cost savings, the project team was able to construct Waverly Road in addition to the planned improvements. Completing this intersection allows Edgerton to continue development to the east with their next project. In adding to the scope, the city’s needs were exceeded.
The improvements have brought jobs to Edgerton. By investing in their infrastructure, the city supported Kubota’s efforts to expand. They have also secured a new Hostess plant on the north side of the street. The south side presents new opportunities for more warehouses and businesses to move in.
Affinis offers civil engineering, surveying, and consulting services in the Midwest. Their dedicated team provides constructible designs with outstanding client service. For more information about Affinis, contact Peggy Amor at (913) 239-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.