Capital Improvement Program

87th Street Parkway and RennerJustice Center groundbreakingLittle Mill Creek Trail tunnelHeritage Forest playgroundStormwater pipe

Street and traffic projects are typically a large portion of the CIP budget

The Lenexa Justice Center is expected to open in early 2024

Some CIP projects, like the Little Mill Creek Trail tunnel (2022) receive state and/or federal funding

The CIP includes an ongoing budget for playground replacement

Stormwater projects in the CIP help fix current drainage issues and prevent future problems

Capital Improvement Program

A Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a plan that is a result of a systematic evaluation of capital projects. The plan serves as a guide for the efficient and effective provision of public facilities, outlining a timeline and schedule of capital projects for a five-year period. The CIP typically includes projects with a cost of at least $300,000 and a useful life of at least five years. The plan is reviewed annually, during which time the needs of the city may be re-prioritized and the financial status re-evaluated.

2023-2027 Capital Improvement Program

2023–2027 Capital Improvement Program

The Lenexa City Council adopted the 2023-2027 Capital Improvement Program at its Dec. 6, 2022 meeting. This CIP includes 41 funded capital projects for a total of $245 million. 

The Governing Body began discussion of the 2023-2027 Recommended CIP during a Committee of the Whole meeting on Oct. 25, 2022. Members of the public were invited to give feedback on the CIP during a public hearing Nov. 15, 2022.  

What’s in the 2023-2027 CIP?

The CIP represents the best five-year plan that can be made today based on the information available. Project timelines, start dates, budgets and details are expected to shift as conditions change.

Each of the projects listed below includes a tentative project cost and date. Projects new to the CIP are italicized. More details, including funding information, are included in the 2023-2027 CIP document.

Reinvesting in the street network

Lenexa takes an active approach to pavement maintenance to prolong the useful life of roads. Over the next five years, $37 million has been allocated for curb and gutter replacement; mill and overlay; and asphalt surface replacement through the City’s annual Pavement Management Program. New project areas are identified at the start of each program year. (Ongoing) Visit project page

The 87th Street Parkway/I-435 interchange improvement project includes multiple updates between Renner Boulevard and Maurer Road in its $8.7 million budget, including: additional turn lanes and through lanes on 87th Street Parkway and to the northbound and southbound I-435 ramps, 10-foot-wide trails along eastbound and westbound 87th Street Parkway, a new storm sewer system and a new traffic signal at the 87th Street Parkway northbound I-435 exit ramp. (2023)

Lenexa has set aside $7.5 million for design and right-of-way acquisition for a new interchange at Lone Elm Road and Kansas Highway 10. There is no timeline set for this project.

Some streets are past their useful life; surface treatments are no longer a viable option for these roads. The Pavement Reconstruction Program dedicates $6 million for full or partial reconstruction of failed streets, plus new sidewalks, curbs, streetlights and storm drainage improvements as needed. Falcon Valley Drive will be the first street addressed through this program in 2023. (Ongoing)

The Annual Streetlight Replacement Program will set aside $2.3 million to replace older lights with new, energy-efficient LED lights. The City’s existing LED streetlights save about $300,000 a year in electricity costs. (Ongoing).

$1.8 million has been allocated for annual bridge maintenance to keep Lenexa’s 29 bridges in good, safe condition. (Ongoing)

Santa Fe Trail Drive street and trail improvements ($1.6 million) will include new curbs, gutters, street lights, storm sewer and trail between 95th Street and Park Street, plus upgrades to the traffic signal at 95th Street and Pflumm Road. (2023)

Renner Boulevard mine remediation will ensure the road above has a solid foundation into the future ($1.5 million). Three quarried tunnels located between K-10 and Eicher Drive will be filled with rock. (2023)

Existing metal gateway signs at 15 locations across the city will be replaced with stone signs in the same style as Lenexa’s park signs through the Gateway Monument Program ($850,000). (2023-2024)

Construction of a right-turn lane on northbound Lackman Road at the I-435 entrance ramp will add capacity and reduce delays at this intersection ($675,000). (2023-2024)

Infrastructure supporting development

Construction of Clare Road south of 98th Street and 99th Street east to future Clare Road will facilitate development of new residential subdivisions. Traffic signals at 99th Street and Canyon Creek Boulevard are included in the $8.1 million project. (2023)

Construction of Elmridge Street from Central Green to Renner Boulevard and Scarborough Street north of 87th Street will provide access to the proposed AdventHealth Wellness Campus. The street construction and related improvements will be funded through the City Center North Special Benefit District, with the property owner paying 100% of the $7.8 million project cost. (2023)

Britton Street will be built north of College Boulevard to serve the Lenexa Logistics Centre North Phase II development, along with a stormwater detention basin, sanitary sewer installation, turn lanes along College Boulevard and a new traffic signal. The $5.1 million project is funded by a special benefit district, with the property owners paying 100% of the project cost. (2023)

Intersection improvements at 83rd Street and Monticello Road will include a traffic signal, new eastbound and westbound right-turn lanes, modified street light, new and extended sidewalks, a pedestrian crossing at 83rd Street/Woodsonia and street resurfacing. The City of Shawnee is expected to pay half the $2.7 million project cost. (2023)

New development in the area has warranted intersection improvements at 95th Street and Loiret Boulevard. The $2.2 million improvements include a new traffic signal with ADA accommodations and pedestrian signals, a westbound right turn lane on 95th Street, a southbound right turn lane on Loiret Boulevard, extension of the northbound right turn lane on Loiret Boulevard and a trail along Loiret Boulevard to Electric Park. (2023)

87th Street Parkway traffic signal improvements ($1.2 million) will support growth and development in City Center. Signals at Elmridge Street and eastbound/westbound 87th Street Parkway are expected to be installed in 2023, with signals at Scarborough Street and eastbound/westbound 87th Street Parkway planned for 2024. (2023-2024)

Intersection improvements at Prairie Star Parkway and Lone Elm Road will include a new traffic signal, modifications to median islands and curbs, pedestrian access improvements and new streetlights ($973,300). (2023)

Safer routes for pedestrians and cyclists

The Sidewalk Repair Program has allocated $1.8 million to repair sidewalks and fill missing gaps in the network. (Ongoing)

Complete Streets improvements identified in the 2019 Complete Streets Study will be implemented on an ongoing basis for a total budget of $1.1 million for the next five years. Suggested improvements include signage, pavement markings, sidewalk infill and crosswalks. (Ongoing)

Maintaining and modernizing facilities and equipment

A new Lenexa Justice Center at Britton Street and Prairie Star Parkway will meet the future space needs of the Police Department and Municipal Court. Lenexa’s current building has reached the end of its useful life, and the new $73 million facility will enhance security, training, communications, dispatch and records and evidence storage. (2022-2024) Visit project page

Community Center and Senior Center improvements will consolidate the two buildings, make ADA improvements, expand senior program areas and make site improvements. The $9.7 million in recommendations from the Community Center and Senior Center Study will improve operations, programming and function while making the site a better amenity for the surrounding neighborhood and entire community. (2023) Visit project page

To maintain a high quality fleet, each fire apparatus is assigned to 8 to 10 years of front-line service and 8 to 10 years of reserve service. There is $6.7 million set aside for Fire Apparatus Annual Replacement. (Ongoing)

The CIP sets aside $6.2 million for annual facilities improvements and maintenance, including interior and exterior maintenance, site parking, roofing, deferred maintenance for equipment replacement, heating, ventilation and air condition. (Ongoing)

New dispatch radio equipment and furniture consoles will replace equipment that was last updated in 2008 ($1.8 million). The new equipment will also allow a seamless cutover to the new dispatch center at the future Lenexa Justice Center. (2023)

Fiber optic network expansion, upgrade and repair ($1.1 million) will provide fiber to key underserved areas and replace and upgrade outdated facilities and equipment where needed. (Ongoing)

A western fueling station at Fire Station #3 will allow City vehicles to refuel without having to return to the Municipal Services fueling station in northeast Lenexa ($472,500). (2023)

Replacement of the western salt structure at Freedom Fields ($315,000) will greatly improve efficiencies and response during snow removal operations by more than doubling storage capacity at this site. (2023)

An old City Hall/Fire Station 6 preliminary design ($200,000) will identify viable renovation options for future use of the former City Hall and the Public Safety Complex site at 87th Street Parkway and Monrovia Street. (2023)

Parks, pools and playgrounds

Indian Trails Aquatic Center improvements will address the pool’s aging elements that have reached the end of their useful life and develop a modernized community-wide aquatic center with an appropriate mix of amenities. $15 million has been budgeted to enhance the pool with amenities and programming identified through the Aquatic Study’s public engagement efforts. (2022-2024) Visit project page

Ad Astra Pool reconstruction ($8 million) will rebuild the pool with the appropriate mix of amenities and programming to complement the nearby Indian Trails Aquatic Center while continuing to serve surrounding neighborhoods and the community. (2025-2026)

The Playground Equipment Replacement Program sets aside $2.2 million to replace equipment due to its age and safety on a rotating basis. Both playgrounds at Buffalo Meadows Park are slated for replacement in 2023, with playgrounds at Na Nex Se Park, Parkhurst Park, Gleason Glen Park and Black Hoof Park scheduled for the next few years. (Ongoing)

Parking, sidewalks and trail connections at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park ($2.1 million) will be added to the middle and eastern side park to better organize parking and improve circulation and access throughout the park. (2023-2024).

Cedar Station Park Phase I ($1.5 million) will improve about two acres of parkland abutting Mize Lake and Trail with a small parking lot, restroom and trail system to the lake. (2023)  Amenities like a shelter and playground will be completed in a second phase. Visit project page

At Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, skate park reconstruction and parking improvements can be accomplished more cost-efficiently ($1.1 million) and with more minimal disruption if completed in tandem with the Indian Trails Aquatic Center renovation. The skate park has deteriorated significantly, and parking is both poorly configured and limited in space. (2023-2024) Visit project page

Stormwater and drainage improvements

Lenexa addresses corroding corrugated metal pipe in a systematic way through the Annual Stormwater Infrastructure Replacement Program. This program has allocated $7.8 million for proactive maintenance and replacement of pipes and catch basins in need of immediate replacement. (Ongoing)

Failing corrugated metal pipe and other stormwater infrastructure replacement and rehabilitation will be addressed through storm drainage improvement projects in these areas:

  • Oak Park/Century Estates from 103rd Street north to Rosehill Road and Quivira Road west to Flat Rock Creek ($3.2 million, 2023)
  • 95th Street and Widmer Road southeast to Pennycross Road ($2.2 million, 2023)
  • 113th Street and Lakeview Avenue ($1.2 million, 2024)
  • 113th Street east of Renner Boulevard ($934,500, 2023)
  • 81st Street to 81st Terrace, east of Maurer Road ($661,500, 2023)
  • 95th Street and Alden Street ($780,000, 2023)