71st Street South (Grand Avenue) - KTA Bridge to Hydraulic (2026-2040)
71st St S from the KTA Bridge to Hydraulic
The proposed East Grand Avenue reconstruction is a much needed project in the City of Haysville. Street reconstruction and a 10' multiuse pathway along Grand Avenue from the KTA bridge to Hydraulic Avenue will positively impact the City of Haysville in a variety of ways. With a recent annexation and extension of city utilities, this stretch of roadway is a vital link in connecting both vehicles and pedestrians to the City of Haysville.
According to the asphalt pavement rating developed by the MAPA and utilized as a scoring system by the City of Haysville, the section of roadway in question receives a score of 95 out of a total 100 points possible. While the current road conditions are satisfactory, new development, traffic volume trends, and an anticipated 2024 project start date may paint a different picture in five to ten years. Sedgwick County showed a surprising increase in traffic volume between 2008 and 2012, and with ongoing residential development this trend looks to continue. Combined with convenient connections to freight routes the type and amount of traffic warrant a turning lane to allow safe and efficient traffic for both residents and commuters.
The addition of a 10' bicycle/pedestrian path on the north side of East Grand Avenue will extend bicycle/pedestrian services beyond the east side of the KTA bridge to Hydraulic Avenue. Increased traffic volume, along with a lack of roadway shoulders and pathway makes for dangerous navigation into the City of Haysville. The addition of lighting will also facilitate safer travel for both vehicle and bicycle/pedestrian traffic. The bicycle/pedestrian path will extend a vital link, and help close the gap to the proposed 71st St. bicycle/pedestrian bridge over the Arkansas River proposed in the Arkansas River Corridor, Quad Cities Plan, and the WAMPO Regional Pathway System Plan 2007 as amended.