Meridian Avenue - 71st Street South to 79th Street South (2026-2040)
Meridian from 71st St S to 79th St S
The proposed Meridian Avenue reconstruction is a much needed project in the City of Haysville. Street reconstruction and the addition of 10' and 6' multiuse pathways along both sides of Meridian from Grand Avenue to 79th Street South will positively impact the City of Haysville in a variety of ways. Meridian is a major north/south arterial roadway within the south-central region of Sedgwick County, and primarily serves as a link from the west side of Haysville into Wichita with an interchange connection to I-235. Meridian is also an important link to the community of Peck, located three miles south of the study area, and ties into 103rd Street, a paved County arterial that currently serves as the major east/west road serving Clearwater.
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 93 out of a total 100 points possible. While the current road conditions are satisfactory, new residential development; the addition of the Haysville West Middle School, Prairie Elementary, and existing Freeman Elementary School; and USD 261 offices will only accelerate the deterioration of the roadway.
The addition of a 6' bicycle/pedestrian path on the west side, and a 10' bicycle/ pedestrian path on the east side of Meridian will extend bicycle/pedestrian services to the southwest side of Haysville. Increased traffic volume, no roadway shoulders, and no existing pathways makes for dangerous navigation through the City of Haysville. The addition of lighting will also facilitate safer travel for both vehicle and bicycle/pedestrian traffic. This bicycle/pedestrian path will extend a vital link, and provide a safe route for students and citizens alike. The addition of a signaled intersection with crosswalks at the intersection of 79th Street will ensure safe crossing for both existing and future development in southwest Haysville.