Edgerton nears completion of design-build project

Donald Roberts, City of Edgerton mayor

Donald Roberts, City of Edgerton mayor

The City of Edgerton is celebrating a nearly complete design-build project that will support traffic to Logistics Park Kansas City. Led by Clarkson Construction Company and assisted by HDR, Inc., the 272-person project improved three miles of Waverly Road and constructed a grade separation at the BNSF intermodal tracks so that traffic can operate without train traffic delays.

On Wednesday, area officials celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Property on Waverly Road south of 191st street will now be accessible, thanks to the infrastructure enhancements. The project allows for 3.4 million additional square feet of direct rail space, in addition to the 11 million square feet of warehouse space at the park.

"This project is a great example of how a public and private partnership can enhance Kansas' connection to the global supply chain," Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King said. "Because of Kansas' strategic central location and the access it provides to trade corridors, LPKC tenants can easily stay connected to their customer networks."

The project was made possible thanks to a $30 million funding agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation.