Prairie Village, Leawood, Mission roads to benefits from county CARS funding in 2013


Funds from Johnson County’s cars program will go to rehabbing sub-par streets in Prairie Village, Leawood and Mission, among other municipalities, in 2013.

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners last week approved a $13.1 million budget for its County Assistance Road System (CARS) program. Among the 19 projects on the docket in 2013 is a collaborative effort between Leawood, Prairie Village and CARS which will improve Somerset Drive from Belinder Avenue to Reinhardt Lane. CARS will contribute $369,000 to the project, while Prairie Village and Leawood will kick in $284,000 and $85,000, respectively.

In Mission, CARS will provide $750,000 for the improvement of Johnson Drive from Nall Avenue to Woodson.

CARS was established in 1983 as a mechanism for maintaining important travel corridors throughout the county. Each year, municipalities within the county submit a five-year road improvement plan that county transportation officials use to help select projects to receive CARS funding.