Cost of Prairie Village’s Mission Road flood control project goes up, work slated to begin next summer

Mission Road flood control

The projected cost of Prairie Village's Mission Road flood control project is going up by $1.1 million after city staff and a contractor discovered the need for additional work. Above, the intersection near Mission Road and 68th Street, which flooded in summer 2017, resulting in about five feet of water on Mission Road and nearby homes flooded. Photo credit Juliana Garcia.

The city of Prairie Village’s Mission Road flood control project near 68th Street is going to cost more than anticipated.

Why it matters: The city kicked off efforts to control flooding on Mission Road after the summer of 2017, when flooding resulted in more than five feet of water on the thoroughfare. Nearby residents’ homes flooded, and the city launched a preliminary engineering study a year later.