Crews repave 63rd Street in Prairie Village just in time for Indian Hills traffic

Crews repaved 63rd Street in Prairie Village Saturday, just two days before classes began at Indian Hills.
Crews repaved 63rd Street in Prairie Village Saturday, just two days before classes began at Indian Hills.

One of the most substantial construction projects in Prairie Village this summer is almost complete — and not a moment too soon.

Contractors on Saturday finished the repaving of 63rd Street from Roe Avenue to Mission Road, making sure the road will be open to through traffic for pick-up and drop-off traffic when classes begin for Indian Hills seventh graders today. Eighth graders start classes Tuesday.

“We will still have some daily closures [to complete related work on side streets], but will be open in the morning and afternoons so to not impact the schools,” said acting Prairie Village Public Works Director Keith Bredehoeft.

The road closed in early July as crews began work replacing a deteriorated metal drainage pipe between Delmar Street and Roe Avenue. The street was still unfinished as of Friday, leading some Indian Hills families to wonder whether the construction would inhibit school traffic.

In other local road construction news, the stretch of Martway in Mission from Lamar to Woodson is now open to through traffic again.