Overland Park clears way for up to $1.2M in upgrades at aging Blue Valley Maintenance Facility

At this month's meeting, Overland Park's Public Works Committee approved a change order establishing a $1.2 million contract for major repairs to the 30-year-old Blue Valley Maintenance Facility. Image from city of Overland Park Facebook page

Major upgrades at Overland Park’s Blue Valley Maintenance Facility near 153rd Street and Metcalf Avenue progressed further this week.

What happened: At Wednesday’s meeting, the city council’s Public Works Committee approved a change order establishing a contract for a replacement of the facility’s fuel system, which is used by city vehicles.

Project details: The replacement project will address a lengthy list of ongoing maintenance issues at the 30-year-old facility.

  • In addition to leaking fuel pumps, city engineers said the facility’s electrical conduits and deteriorating platform need to be fixed.
  • The city also wants to make the facility more accessible and environmentally sustainable.
  • The city began seeking out construction management services for the project last fall.
  • As part of Wednesday’s agreement, the committee approved local contractor MegaKC as the project’s construction manager. 

Price tag: As approved on Wednesday, the project’s total is nearly $1.2 million.

  • At May’s meeting, the committee approved $450,000 toward the included repairs.
  • During that meeting, Public Works director Tony Hofmann said this project’s costs have gone up due to supply chain issues and maintenance shortages.