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.