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The City of Leawood’s contractor is currently completing the last items required prior to opening all lanes to traffic. The final items to be completed are street lighting & traffic signal configuration, median restoration & landscaping, and pavement striping. We anticipate the re-opening of Mission Rd. to northbound and southbound traffic, between 133rd street and 143rd street, the week of December 4th. This of course is all weather dependent.
Thank you for your continued patience.
In celebration of Leawood’s 75th Anniversary, the Historic Commission will be posting articles that reach into the past and showcase historical information about our city.
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Description: For additional internet opportunities, Google Fiber is installing new fiber and network facilities in the City of Leawood. Ervin Cable Construction, LLC is contracted to complete the work on behalf of Google Fiber. The work is expected to occur in the City regulated right-of-way along roads and in front yards. If you have questions or concerns regarding Google Fiber work, please use the contact information provided below.
Customer Concerns / Questions: All construction-related concerns and inquiries must be directed to Google Fiber’s 24/7 Construction Line – 1-877-454-6959. This includes matters regarding restoration and repair
What to Expect:
- Ground Markings: Various colors of paint, flags and other ground markings are required to denote the locations of utilities to minimizing conflicts.
- In-Ground Box Installation: Small, underground fiber-optic boxes will be installed within the right-of-way of homes and developments.
- Orange Construction Fencing: Fencing will be installed to denote and secure all open excavations. Removal of the fencing indicates the area has been restored and is secure.
- Sod Restoration:
- Sod will be installed for restoration purposes during the defined “sod season” of March 1st to May 15th, and September 1st to November 15th, each year.
- Temporary measures of restoration consists of the installation of seed and matting, which are installed during “non-sod seasons”. In the event the seed and matting solution does not take, sod will be placed during the following sod season.
- White Flags: Upon completion of underground construction, white flags are set to denote where newly placed sod needs watering.
- To ensure a complete watering schedule, these flags need to remain in place until removed by the contractor.
- Restoration / Property Damage: Google Fiber will repair property damage that was a result of Google Fiber work, as applicable. This includes, but is not limited to irrigation and invisible dog fences.
Internet Service: For information related to internet service, please contact Google Fiber by calling 844-36-FIBER, visiting www.fiber.google.com, or scanning the QR code provided below:
June 29, 2022
Leawood PD adds green vehicle to black and white fleet
This week the Leawood Police Department introduced a Tesla Model Y electric vehicle into its fleet of black and white patrol cars.
The department first began exploring the idea of adding an electric vehicle to its fleet last year after finding that reviews for currently available hybrid patrol cars were not favorable.
“I ended up contacting about 10 agencies from New York to California,” Capt. Kirt Yoder, the agency’s project manager said of his early quest for information. “Tesla-Kansas City was great. They were eager to help and answer all our questions.”
An early cost comparison done more than a year ago, when the city was able to purchase gas for $1.75 a gallon, showed that the current Ford Explorer Patrol SUV would cost about $4,500 a year for energy costs to operate while a Tesla, based on the 2021 cost of $0.08/kilowatt hour, would cost $648 a year in energy costs.
Last August a presentation was made to the Leawood City Council and they unanimously approved the police department moving forward. That is when the real work began.
Working with outfitters at Ka-Comm Inc. in Olathe, the project slowly took shape and the vehicle is finally ready to hit the streets. It is expected to have a four-year service life, a year longer than the Ford Explorer it replaced.
“I think electric vehicles are going to be the future and this is going to be a good foundation for us,” Yoder said. “Some officers have concerns because this is a smaller vehicle and the extra equipment (of a patrol car) eats into their work space, but others are excited for the new technology.”
Description: AT&T is installing new fiber, to upgrade their network. This should allow for better and faster internet. Some work will be performed in the City regulated right-of-way along roads and in front yards. Most of the work will occur within public utility easements located in residential side yards and along rear property lines. Please note, the City does not regulate these easements. If you have questions or concerns regarding AT&T work, please use the contact information below.
Contractor: Heartland Midwest LLC, 913-397-7613
Customer Concerns: 913-676-1801
For more information, or to get notified when AT&T Fiber becomes available, scan the QR code below, or visit www.att.com/fiberfaqs:
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