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Project Updates

June - July 2024

ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • New temporary construction trailers are anticipated to arrive on-site beginning the second half of June, with occupancy of staff anticipated by mid-July.  

  • Summer work hours have been adjusted to begin at 6 am to negate the impacts of the heat on the workers.  Limited days may have an earlier start time throughout the summer as needed for concrete pours.

  • The lower site tower crane construction will begin in late June

  • Underground utilities and yard pipe installations will continue throughout the site.

  • Structural Concrete is in progress at the new UV and Filters Structures on the lower side and central portion of the site for various new structures.

  • Excavation continues at various locations in the site for new structures. 

  • MORE INFORMATION

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:​​

  • Traffic Signal Installations completed at the I-35 and 24th Street Intersections. 

  • The City of Mission continues to work on Foxridge Drive. Information on that work is available on the City’s website: https://www.missionks.org/

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May - Jun
2024

ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Underground utilities and yard pipe installations will continue throughout the site.

  • Structural Concrete is in progress at the new UV and Filters Structures on the lower side and central portion of the site for various new structures.

  • Excavation continues at various locations in the site for new structures. 

  • Tower Crane installation on the site is anticipated to begin in June.

  • The temporary Site Road on the north side of the Site will undergo paving in late May.

  • MORE INFORMATION

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:​​

  • Traffic Signal Installations completed at the I-35 and 24th Street Intersections. 

  • The City of Mission continues to work on Foxridge Drive. Information on that work is available on the City’s website: https://www.missionks.org/

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April - May 2024

ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Underground utilities and yard pipe installations will continue throughout the site.

  • Excavation continues for the Headworks Structure. Excavation will begin on the north side of the site in mid-April.

  • Temporary Site Roads on the north and southwest side of the site will undergo paving in April.

  • Demolition is in progress on the north side of the site.

  • Structural Concrete continues for the Temporary Sludge Holding Tank located centrally within the site. Structural Concrete will begin at the new UV and Filters buildings following the completion of drilled piers.

  • MORE INFORMATION

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:​​

Mar - Apr 2024

ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Underground utilities and yard pipe installations will continue throughout the site.

  • Excavation continues for the Headworks Structure.

  • Drilled Pier Foundations are nearing completion for the new UV and Filters buildings.

  • Demolition is in progress on the north side of the site.

  • Structural Concrete continues for the Temporary Sludge Holding Tank located centrally within the site.

  • MORE INFORMATION

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:​​

Dec - Jan 2023

ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Underground utilities and yard pipe installations will continue throughout the site.

  • Grading will continue on the North and West sides of the site.

  • Drilled Pier Foundations will begin in late December for the new UV and Filters buildings.

  • Decommissioning for the initial trickling filter completed, similar decommissioning activities for remaining filters will occur in January (weather permitting).

  • MORE INFORMATION

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:​​

Nov - Dec 2023

ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Underground utilities and yard pipe installations will continue throughout the site.

  • Paving of the new plant entrance road off Foxridge Drive will be completed in November.

  • Following paving the new plant entrance road, crews will begin demolishing the old entrance road and grading/excavating on site will continue.

  • Decommissioning of an existing plant trickling filter is scheduled from November 28-December 9 (weather permitting). MORE INFORMATION

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:​​

Oct - Nov 2023

ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Underground utilities and yard pipe installations will continue throughout the site.

  • Site Grading will continue.  Paving of the new plant entrance road off Foxridge Drive is scheduled to begin in late October.

  • Crews will begin grading the upper site access road that runs along the North side of the plant in early October and will target to pave this road in early spring of next year.

  • Parking Lot Paving for the new Construction Trailer complex adjacent to 49th Street will begin in mid-late September. 

  • Construction Staff will move into the new Trailer Complex following the completion of paving.      

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:​​

Sept - Oct 2023

ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Underground utilities and yard pipe installations will continue.

  • Site Grading will continue.  Paving of the new plant entrance road off Foxridge Drive is scheduled to begin in late September.

  • Parking Lot Paving for the new Construction Trailer complex adjacent to 49th Street will begin in mid-late September. 

  • Construction Staff will move into the new Trailer Complex following completion of paving.      

 

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:​​

  • Water Line crossing of Lamar has been completed.
  • The City of Mission will be doing work on Foxridge Drive this summer. Information on that work will be available on the City’s website: https://www.missionks.org/
  • Traffic Signal Installations at the I-35 and 24th Street Intersections are scheduled to begin later this year.
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Aug - Sept 2023

ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Underground utilities and yard pipe installations will continue.

  • Road grading & storm drainage installations will continue on the north side of site.

  • Site paving for new roads to Foxridge Drive will begin.

  • Demolition of the Existing Disinfection Structure will be completed.

  • Construction Staff will move into the new Trailer Complex adjacent to 49th Street.        

 

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:​​

  • Installation of Water Lines across Lamar just south of the Foxridge intersection is scheduled to begin in August. This work will take place on night shift and lanes will still be accessible for thru traffic.(more info)
  • The City of Mission will be doing work on Foxridge Drive this summer. Information on that work will be available on the City’s website: https://www.missionks.org/
     
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July - Aug 2023

ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Underground utilities and yard pipe installations will continue.

  • Construction Office Area (near 49th Street):  Berm seeding, storm drainage and fence relocations will continue as well as trailer utility work & interior office build-out.  

  • Road grading & storm drainage installations will continue on the north side of site.

  • Site paving for new roads is scheduled to begin at the end of August.

  • Demolition of the Existing Disinfection Structure will be completed.

  • Installation of chemical tanks & pumps on the east end of the site (near Nall Avenue).         

 

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • ​Installation of a pipe will be completed adjacent to Foxridge Drive will be completed and continue to the Lamar Pump Station near Lamar Avenue.
  • Installation of Water Lines across Lamar just south of the Foxridge intersection will begin in late July. This work will take place on night shift and lanes will still be accessible for thru traffic.
  • The City of Mission will be doing work on Foxridge Drive this summer. Information on that work will be available on the City’s website: https://www.missionks.org/
     
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June - July 2023

ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Underground utilities and yard pipe installations will continue.

  • Work will continue adjacent to W 49th Street to prepare for the temporary construction offices which will be delivered to site the week of June 12th.  Following the installation of trailers, a screening berm will be constructed between the trailers and 49th Street, with construction fence placed on top of it. 

  • Evergy is nearing completion on the overhead power re-routes to facilitate new construction.

  • Office Area:  Berm seeding, storm drainage and fence relocations will start. Trailer utility work & build-out will continue.  

  • Road grading will continue on the north side of site.

  • Demolition of the Existing UV Structure will begin.

  • Installation of chemical tanks & pumps on the north end of the site.         

 

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • ​Installation of a pipe will begin adjacent to Foxridge Drive and continue to the Lamar Pump Station near 91st and Lamar Avenue.

  • The City of Mission will be doing work on Foxridge Drive this summer. Information on that work will be available on the City’s website: https://www.missionks.org/
     
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May 2023

ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Treated Plant Effluent Flow will be redirected and leave the site near Foxridge Drive through the newly installed temporary bypass piping.  

  • Underground utilities and yard pipe installations will continue.

  • Grading will continue adjacent to W 49th Street to prepare for the temporary construction offices. 

  • Concrete work remains ongoing on the Nall Avenue side of the facility.

  • Evergy anticipated to be on-site to begin overhead power line re-routes to facilitate new construction.

 

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • The City of Mission will be doing work on Foxridge Drive later this spring/summer. Information on that work will be available on the City’s website: https://www.missionks.org/
     
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April 2023

NOTICE - Week of April 10:

  • Work is starting on a new area of the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility site, extending south to 49th Street. This area is being prepared for temporary construction trailers and requires fencing modifications and some tree removal. 

  • Following the project, the plan for the area is to restore it as green space with a landscaped berm.
     

ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Chemically Enhanced Primary Treatment (CEPT) layout, excavations, and foundation work are ongoing on the Nall Avenue site of the facility.

  • Grading to continue for new facility road and site entrance.

  • Temporary Fencing is to be installed adjacent to W 49th street, followed by tree clearing and grading.

  • Evergy will be on-site to begin overhead power line re-routes to facilitate new construction.

 

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:​​

  • JCW has finished the pipeline installation work associated with the Foxridge Drive Project, Phase 1.  Work will proceed on the pipeline, but this work is beyond the limits of the road.  

  • In Phase 2, the City of Mission will initiate road reconstruction which is expected to continue through fall 2023.  Additional information on Phase 2 may be found at the City of Mission website (https://www.missionks.org/). 

  • Additionally, traffic signals will be added to the I-35 Entrance/Off Ramps at Lamar Avenue this summer.

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March 2023

ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Tree processing on site March 6 to 10; processing and loading out green waste from clearing operations last week. 

  • Chemically Enhanced Primary Treatment (CEPT) facility work will begin on the Nall Avenue side of the facility.

  • Crews will begin grading for new facility road and the new site entrance at Foxridge Drive on March 13.

 

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • By March 3, the force main work will be completed along Foxridge Drive west of Lamar; during the daytime hours, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., all traffic lanes will be open. 
     
  • Beginning March 7, weather permitting, through the end of the month, the force main will be installed across the Lamar intersection. See Fig.2 - Under Project & Updated/Foxridge.
     

    • To minimize traffic impacts, work will be performed overnight between the hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

    • All stoplights will be flashing red, creating a 4-way stop during work hours.

    • The intersection will be flagged at different times to assist in the traffic flow.

    • At times, there will be restricted access from Lamar onto Foxridge Drive, and detours will be in place.

    • Please note, the City of Mission will be doing work on Foxridge Drive later this spring/summer. Information on that work will be available on the City’s website: https://www.missionks.org/

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February 2023

  • Tree clearing will begin in the middle of the month around the existing entrance to the Nelson WWTF to make way for upcoming construction operations.
     

  • OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:​​

    • ​Force main installation will move into Phase 2. Which will allow the re-opening of the West bound lanes from West side of Quick Trip to the Foxridge Pump Station.  See Fig.2 on offsite improvements page.  
       

    • At the end of February the force main installation will begin across the Foxridge and Lamar intersection.   This work will be performed on night shift, with all lanes allowed to open back up daily.
       

    • As of February 3, 2023, 1,565 linear feet of 36” force main (sewer line) have been installed of the 2,669 total linear feet (59%).

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January 2023

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Excavating continues, along Foxridge Drive for the installation of the new 36” force main (sewer) line.  Work will continue from the pump station toward the Nelson Facility (from West to East along Foxridge Drive) until late March.  (see Traffic Closures & Detours map).
     
  • Foxridge Drive: As of January 20, 2023, 1,105 linear feet of 36” force main (sewer line) have been installed of the 2,669 total linear feet (41%).
     

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Dec 2022

OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Phase 1 traffic control on Foxridge Drive has been installed. This consists of a closure of the west bound lane of Fox Ridge Drive from Lamar to just West of The Falls apartment complex entrance.  (see Traffic Closures & Detours map).
     

  • Excavating begins the week of December 12, along Foxridge Drive for the installation of the new 36” force main (sewer) line.  Work will continue from the pump station toward the Nelson Facility (from West to East along Foxridge Drive) until late March.

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Nov 2022

  • November 7, 2022 - Link to the official NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE THE CITY OF MISSION PLANNING COMMISSION that was mailed to addresses within a 200’ radius of the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility. Download PDF OF NOTICE
     

  • FOXRIDGE DRIVE: The City of Mission and Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) will begin work soon on Foxridge Drive that will require lane closures.  More Info 

Oct 2022

Open House 2​

  • The second Public Open House was held on October 6th at the Nelson facility. Preliminary computer-generated site images of the completed facility were shown, questions answered, and feedback received.
     

  • For more information about the Open House go to: Engage & Connect

May 2022

  • Planning work continues for facility improvements at Nelson. The planning is taking into consideration community input from the September 2021 Open Houses for the facility as well as the construction phase. This fall we plan to have additional outreach events to show preliminary plans and to receive additional input.

  • As we get closer and the dates are set, we will post the dates on this website, send out emails to those who sign up for notifications (see link in footer), and postcards to the surrounding residents.

  • If you have any questions, please email us at info@jcwnelson.com.

Sept 2021

Open House

  • On Sept. 29 an In-Person Open House was held at the Nelson Facility and on Sept. 30 an Online/Virtual Open House was held for those who could not come out to the in-person event.

  • The Open House was set up to inform the public about the project and to get feedback on the public priorities and concerns. 

  • For more information about the Open House goto: Engage & Connect

milestones

Milestones Reached

Mar 2023

  • Board of County Commissioners approved Guaranteed Maximum Price Number 4 (GMP4) with McCarthy Building Companies which includes: equipment for several of the new facilities, as well as initial foundation work for the critical path facilities which are the disinfection and filtration buildings.  In addition, it will allow for the demolition of portions of the existing treatment facility once interim facilities are constructed.  Earthwork, yard piping, and asphalt and concrete work will continue throughout the site.  

Dec 2022

  • December 21, 2022 – Mission City Council approved the following applications for the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements Project: Preliminary Development Plan, Preliminary Plat and Special Use Permit.

June 2022

  • Board of County Commissioners approved Guaranteed Maximum Price Number 1 with McCarthy Building Companies to procure materials for pipeline work under Foxridge Drive. Future contract amendments including installation of these materials will be considered in fall of 2022.

May 2022

  • EPA approves WIFIA loan with Johnson County.  The low-interest loan will finance 49% of the project, resulting in significant financing costs over traditional bonds.

  • EPA ANNOUNCES $281 MILLION WIFIA LOAN

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $281 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Johnson County, Kansas to support the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements Project. Through this WIFIA loan, EPA is supporting the modernization of critical wastewater facilities to address aged and deteriorating Infrastructure and to comply with new regulatory requirements. Johnson County Wastewater pursued the WIFIA loan because of favorable interest rates and repayment terms, which will help to reduce impacts on future sewer rates.

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Feb 2022

  • Board of County Commissioners authorized funding for the overall project, and authorized JCW to proceed with seeking financing for the project under the WIFIA program and other sources.

Sept 2021

Open House

  • On Sept. 29 an In-Person Open House was held at the Nelson Facility and on Sept. 30 an Online/Virtual Open House was held for those who could not come out to the in-person event.

  • The Open House was set up to inform the public about the project and to get feedback on the public priorities and concerns. 

  • For more information about the Open House goto: Engage & Connect

overview

Overview

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updated April 2024

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