$1.68 million Roe Lane project will add bike lanes in Roeland Park

Roeland Park councilmembers were briefed last week on the almost $2.3 million worth of roadway improvements budgeted for 2018. Funding will be partially covered by a blend of county, tax increment financing, and Community Development Block Grant funds.

Two big ticket items expected to be completed this fall include the CARS – Roe Lane Project and the CDBG Birch Street and Sidewalk Project.

The $1.68 million Roe Lane project will improve the section of Roe Lane from Roe Boulevard to County Line Road. Bike lanes will be added and the road will undergo a 2-inch mill and overlay. More than $700,000 of the project will be covered through the County’s CARS program. Roeland Park’s TIF 2 funds will cover $400,000 and the remaining balance will be covered by the city’s Special Streets Fund.

Director of Public Works Jose Leon said the city hopes to start construction on the Roe Lane project this summer and complete in the fall.

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