City of Shawnee

Nieman Now!

Nieman Now

 

Construction Timeline
Crews will be working to finish up construction on Nieman Road, along with all the work surrounding the road itself. Most of the work is expected to be finished up by late 2019, with the entire project complete by Spring  2020.
Community Notification
The City of Shawnee, Kansas in accordance with National Flood Insurance Program regulation 65.7(b)(1), hereby gives notice of the City of Shawnee’s intent to revise the floodway, generally located between Nieman Road and Flint Street.  Specifically, the floodway shall be revised from the upstream side of Nieman Road to approximately 160 feet upstream of Flint Street.  Because of the revision, the floodway shall narrow to a maximum narrowing of 90 feet at a point approximately 150 feet upstream of Nieman Road.

In addition, the 1% annual chance water-surface elevation and the 1% annual chance floodplain shall be revised from the upstream side of Nieman Road to approximately 560 feet upstream of Flint Street.  As a result of the revision, the 1% annual chance water-surface elevations shall decrease a maximum of 4.5 feet at the upstream face of Flint and the 1% annual chance floodplain shall narrow within the area of revision to a maximum narrowing of 270 feet at a point approximately 310 feet upstream of Nieman Road.

Maps and detailed analysis of the revision can be reviewed at the City of Shawnee City Hall at 11110 Johnson Drive, Kansas 66203.  Interested persons may call Cynthia Moeller-Krass at 913-742-6236 for additional information from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

​This was also published in the Shawnee Dispatch on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
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 spring 2020.

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.

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

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  • Contact Info
  • Senior Project EngineerPaul Lindstrom 
  • Address11110 Johnson Drive 
  • Telephone(913) 742-6234 
  • Email