Announcing Public Meetings for Upcoming Road Project

Information and Engagement for 6th Street Reconstruction
paving the way update

City of Osawatomie Public Works Director Michele Silsbee has announced three upcoming public meetings to discuss the planned redesign and full-depth reconstruction of 6th Street, one of the largest street rehabilitation projects ever undertaken by the City of Osawatomie.

The redesign of 6th Street is nearing 50% completion and staff continues to work with trusted engineering partners, BG Consultants, on the remaining design and project scope. Silsbee is eager to include the public in the project and is looking forward to engaging with residents during the informational meetings through May and June. Three afternoon meetings are currently scheduled with an "after hours" fourth meeting to be determined at a later date. The purpose of these meetings is to gain public feedback regarding the project, answer questions from residents, and present current project plans or status. Residents along 6th Street are highly encouraged to attend these meetings to better understand and prepare for potential future impact once construction breaks ground. Business owners in the corridor will be contacted directly by City staff to schedule one-on-one sessions regarding the project, or they are welcome to contact Silsbee for more information.

Each public meeting will take place at Memorial Hall, 411 11th Street, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Dates are as follows:

  • May 11th, 2023
  • May 25th, 2023
  • June 22nd, 2023

A fourth meeting, scheduled for 6:00pm to 7:00pm, will be announced soon.

Coinciding with rehabilitation work being performed by Miami County on Old KC Road and Plum Creek Road, the rehabilitation of 6th Street is planned to stretch from Lincoln Avenue to Kelly Avenue and construction is estimated currently at roughly $4.5 million. The request for bids will publish this fall with construction anticipated for early 2024.


Michele Silsbee
Director of Public Works
[email protected]
(913) 755 - 4525