Archive for Thursday, November 17, 2005

City drives forward on plan to upgrade Hollingsworth

November 17, 2005

The Basehor City Council is continuing with plans to improve a section of road deemed vital to residential and economic development.

During its meeting Monday, Nov. 7, the Basehor City Council authorized Mayor Chris Garcia to send a letter to the Leavenworth County Commission that requests the county assist the city with acquiring land for the improvement of Hollingsworth Road in north Basehor.

Repairing the road has been listed as a priority among city officials because of its importance to existing and future development. It is a main entrance road into the Falcon Lakes residential development and golf course.

Other residential developments are considering Hollingsworth Road for future projects. And, at least one development, Hollingsworth Estates, is contingent upon the completion of improvements to Hollingsworth Road.

While the city's letter will ask for county contributions to the project, it also states the city's preference for the projects. The scope of the improvement project includes improving the road to chip and seal standards, widening it to 28 feet with ditches and designating a 35 mph speed zone.

As of now, the project will include improving Hollingsworth from Kansas Highway 7 west to Clubhouse Drive. City officials are considering whether they will expand the project farther west, to 147th Street.

According to plans, the project will cost approximately $200,000. Funding for the project will come from both public and private sources.

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