“MetroGreen” Trail Project
In 2019, the City of Basehor conducted a community survey to help identify our residents’ top priorities. The results of that survey showed that two of the top priorities for Basehor residents are the city’s sidewalks and trails.
Sidewalk and trail improvements are scheduled for along 158th Street and Parallel Road to increase mobility and walking options for residents through the 158th Street “MetroGreen” Trail and Pedestrian Improvement project.
The MetroGreen project begins just north of Garden Parkway to Parallel Road and then extends to 155th Street. The project is approximately one mile long and will focus on pedestrian improvements, including a new trail to access 155th Street. This project focuses on providing pedestrian opportunities for the public and does not include road improvements to 158th Street. To learn more about the roadway improvements scheduled for 158th Street, please visit here: https://www.cityofbasehor.org/345/158th-Street-and-Parallel-Road-Improveme
The MetroGreen Project will include a multi-use path along 158th and Parallel Streets, designed for pedestrians, bicyclists, etc. The improvements also include installing safe pedestrian crossings and a trail along and within the MetroGreen corridor.
Once the improvements to 158th Street and Parallel Road and the MetroGreen project are complete, segments of 158th Street and Parallel Road will include a pedestrian sidewalk on one side and a 10-foot wide multi-use path on the opposite side.
The MetroGreen project is estimated to cost $3.9 million. The city has been awarded $700,000 in grants to assist with funding the trail project.
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2024 and is part of Basehor Connected, an ongoing community transportation improvement initiative. Basehor Connected is focused on creating a network that connects people and places, efficiently, comfortably, and safely. Additional information about Basehor Connected can be found by visiting www.basehorconnected.com