City of Shawnee

Nieman Now!

Nieman Now

New Updates

  • Starting February 2nd, Flint Street will close between W. 60th St. and W. 60th Terr. for street and storm sewer work. This complete closure will last through October 31st. Local access will be provided as needed.

Our Nieman Now! project is in full swing and we want to thank everyone for their patience throughout all the construction. We will have some lane closures throughout the project so please keep an eye out for those as they change depending on what the crews are working on. 

Thank you for your patience throughout this project and please be sure to abide by the 25 mph speed limit so we can make sure to keep all those workers safe while they are on the job. 

Again, thank you for your patience and, as a reminder, all businesses along Nieman will be open through this entire construction process.

If you have questions e-mail or call City Hall at (913) 631-2500.

Project Background
Nieman Now! encompasses four stormwater projects and a major enhancement to Nieman Road between Shawnee Mission Parkway and 55th Street. Additionally, in the future, several other adjacent streets will be upgraded to provide great pedestrian and bicycle access throughout the entire area. 

The focal point of Nieman Now! is turning Nieman Road into a three lane road with a bike and pedestrian path on one side and sidewalk on the other. We’ll also be adding trees, benches and signs and upgrading the street light fixtures. Construction is expected to be finished up by Fall of 2018.

The other driver for the project is addressing flooding issues by enhancing both the capacity and the appearance of the Turkey Creek Tributary that meanders through Downtown. The first phase was the Nieman South stormwater project just north of Shawnee Mission Parkway. Crews redirected the water and installed a concrete channel that now has a walking trail next to it that extends from West 62nd Street to Nieman Road. A pedestrian bridge at 62nd Street connects that neighborhood to the west and to the businesses on Nieman Road. A new sidewalk was added east along 62nd Street to build toward the connection with the Turkey Creek Trail that runs to downtown Kansas City.
City Council Updates

June 26, 2017

  • Approved contract with Swallow Tail, LLC for stream mitigation credits for the Nieman South storm drainage improvements project and for the 6200 Nieman storm drainage improvements project
  • Approved a utility relocation agreement with Water District No. 1 of Johnson County to relocate water facilities for the Nieman Now! project
  • Approved purchase of building at 6020 Nieman Road which will allow further development for Nieman Middle

April 24, 2017

  • Final plans approved for the 6200 Nieman storm drainage improvements
  • Authorization granted to acquire property at 10914-10924 Shawnee Mission Parkway
  • Final plans approved for the Nieman Middle storm drainage improvements 
  • Project budget increase improved for Nieman Road to allow for relocating utilities underground

 For detailed information on each project click on the icons below. 

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