Homestead Lane and 207th Street Improvements
The City of Edgerton, Kansas is focused on moving their community forward through economic development. Over the years, they’ve done this through strategic partnerships and infrastructure investment. In 2018, Kubota, an international manufacturer, approached the city about expanding their warehouses. Based on the city’s projections, they knew the existing gravel roadways wouldn’t be sufficient to support the increased traffic and loads.
The city wanted to transform Homestead Lane and 207th Street, from I-35 to Waverly Road into a 4-lane, divided, concrete arterial. Affinis Corp was selected as the lead civil engineering firm, as part of the Miles Excavating’s design/build team.
The scope of improvements included expanding the existing gravel roadway to a 4-lane divided arterial with enclosed storm sewer, a 65-foot span precast arch bridge at the Big Bull Creek tributary, a 10-foot trail, and street lighting. Designing the roadway required the realignment of Homestead Lane to connect 207th Street to I-35.
Along with the planned improvements, the project team was able to also construct Waverly Road due to cost savings. Completing this intersection allowed Edgerton to continue development to the east with their next project. By adding to the scope, the city’s needs were exceeded. Learn more about how they’re growing in the short video below.