A ribbon cutting was held June 1 for the nearly complete Waverly RoadBeth Linn, Edgerton city administrator, Cory Imhoff, HDR, Inc.; Pat Weaver, Clarkson Construction; Colby Tanner, BNSF Railway; Deputy Secretary Jerry Younger, KDOT; Donald Roberts, mayor; Secretary, Mike King, KDOT; Bill Clarkson, Jr., Clarkson Construction; Nathanial Hagedorn, NorthPoint Development. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz

A ribbon cutting was held at the Waverly Rd. bridge June 1 to celebrate the near completion of the Waverly Road Design-Build project.
“The enhancements of Waverly Road provides additional access to rail served property which further positions LPKC as one of the top logistics parks in the country,” said Donald Roberts, Edgerton mayor. “Our project partners, BNSF Railway and Kansas Department of Transportation worked seamlessly and in tandem with city staff to bring this important infrastructure project to fruition.”
“This project is a great example of how a public and private partnership can enhance Kansas’ connection to the global supply chain,” said Mike King, Kansas Transportation secretary. “Because of Kansas’ strategic central location and the access it provides to trade corridors, LPKC tenants can easily stay connected to their customer networks.”
Almost three miles of Waverly Road near Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) was improved to support truck traffic for non-standard, heavy loads. A grade separation was constructed at the BNSF intermodal tracks to ensure Waverly Road traffic can operate without delays due to train traffic.
The design-build team led by Clarkson Construction Company also included HDR, Inc. and Renaissance Infrastructure Consulting. The team worked on an accelerated schedule to maintain building access for tenants along the route. The project employed 272 employees who worked a total of 78,247 hours.
The infrastructure enhancements will now provide access to property on Waverly Road south of 191st Street and the direct-rail served property north of 183rd Street, allowing 3.4 million additional square feet of direct rail space, in addition to the 11 million square feet of warehouse space at LPKC by NorthPoint Development. In conjunction with the project, BNSF Railway constructed an industrial lead track to serve the property north of its LPKC Intermodal Facility for rail-served warehouses.