West Grand Avenue - Meridian to West City Limit (2026-2040)
West Grand Avenue from Meridian to the west city limit
"The proposed West Grand Avenue Reconstruction is a much needed project in the City of Haysville. Street reconstruction and a 10' multiuse pathway along West Grand Avenue from Meridian Avenue to the west city limit will positively impact the City of Haysville in a variety of ways. West Grand Avenue is a principle arterial that ushers travelers in and out of Haysville. It sees traffic from area public and private schools, USD 261 administration offices, as well as recreational fields in the area.
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 52 out of a total 100 points possible. This sub-standard score can be attributed to a variety of factors, including a steady flow of traffic by USD 261 school buses (Bus housing station), the addition of two new schools, and the age of the roadway. This portion of West Grand Avenue was annexed from Sedgwick County by the City of Haysville in 2008 as a result of USD 261's construction of Haysville West Middle School and Prairie Elementary School. Since that time, basic street maintenance has taken place, but the upswing in traffic necessitates a complete reconstruction.
The engineering proposal from PEC would expand the roadway from its currently insufficient two lanes, to include a center turn lane. This addition would ease traffic congestion for area schools as well as employees of Oxychem, whose location at 71st St. South and Ridge Road is shown on WAMPO's Employment by Traffic Analysis Zone Map.
The addition of a 10' bicycle/pedestrian path on the north side of West Grand Avenue will provide Haysville West Middle School, Prairie Elementary, and St. Cecilia Catholic School with a safe connection to the already existing bicycle/pedestrian path on the north side of Grand Avenue east of Meridian. The addition of a signaled crosswalk located between the water tower and bus housing station driveway will give students and other pedestrians a second option to safely cross this busy section of roadway.