The City of Merriam, located in Kansas, faces several infrastructure challenges. One of the primary issues is the condition of its roads and bridges, which require regular maintenance and repair to ensure they remain safe for motorists. The city also has an aging water and sewer system that needs upgrading to meet current standards and accommodate the growing population. Another challenge is the need to improve stormwater management and reduce flooding in low-lying areas. Additionally, there is a growing demand for public transportation, requiring the city to invest in expanding and improving its public transit system.
Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan
Project Start Year
Project Spend Total
West Vernon Place Drainage Improvement
“This project entails the rehabilitation of West Vernon Place Subdivision Street and Drainage system. This Project would bring the streets up to
current APWA standards. The scope of work includes the replacement of curb/gutters, new sidewalk/ADA ramps as required, a 2-inch
mill/overlay. new pavement markings, and new storm drainage system, along with a water quality treatment system.”
CARS 2026 Johnson Dr. Street Improvements
“This project entails the rehabilitation of Johnson Drive from Mackey Street to east City limits. The scope of work includes the replacement of
curb/gutters as required, 2-inch mill/overlay, new pavement markings. The City of Merriam will be requesting funding from Johnson County
CARS for this project.”
CARS 2027 Merriam Dr. – SMPKY to Johnson Dr
“This project entails the rehabilitation of Merriam Drive. The scope of work includes the replacement of curb/gutters as required. 2-inch
mill/overlay, new pavement markings. The City of Merriam will be requesting funding from Johnson County CARS for the Johnson Drive portion
of this project.”
71st Street Reconstruction – Switzer Rd to EOP
“This project entails the reconstruction of 71st Street from Switzer Road to End of Pavement. The scope of work includes the complete
reconstruction on the street that include pavement, curb/gutters, curb inlet. ADA ramps, streetlights, storm drainage, trail replacement.”
Mill and Overlay Program
“The Public Works department routinely inspects and maintains City streets, sidewalks, sidewalk ADA ramps, curbs, storm drains, streetlights, etc.
Based on these inspections, staff has developed a 5 year Mill and Overlay Program. The Mill and Overlay is typically funded from the Special
Highway Pund, but may incorporate sources within the Five-Year CIP, including Overlay Supplement, Small Drainage Projects, and the
Residential Streetlight Program. Evaluating strom drainage system on Campbell Lane and make appropriate updates.
Street Name: Hemlock Street, West 59th Terrace, Hadley Street, West 60th Street”
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How to Read a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Business Development?
When a city, municipality or state issues a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), it can be overwhelming and daunting, but there are a few key things you need to investigate. Let’s start with the definition of CIP – A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) contains all the individual capital projects, equipment purchases, and major studies for a local government; in conjunction with construction and completion schedules, and in consort with financing plans. The plan provides a working blueprint for sustaining and improving the community’s infrastructures. It coordinates strategic planning, financial capacity, and physical development. A CIP stands at the epicenter of a government’s Planning, Public Works, and Finance departments. When a CIP is issued, it typically includes the following information:
- A listing of the capital projects or equipment to be purchased
- The projects ranked in order of preference
- The plan for financing the projects
- A timetable for the construction or completion of the project
- Justification for the project
- Explanation of expenses for the project
Now, for business development, while the capital plan is interesting, the capital program is for capital expenditures that extends five to ten years beyond the capital budget. Knowing the difference is important so you can influence upcoming program versus just responding to an RFP. If reading the CIP makes your head explode, or you want to save time, Request a Demo of Citylitics CIP dashboard with over 20,000 CIPs from USA and Canada. Citylitics has 20,000 plus available CIPs, how can we help you? What states, cities or counties are you looking to improvement your business development, we can assist you in influencing an upcoming RFP versus simply responding to an RFP. Citylitics Capital Projects Dataset is a comprehensive resource for businesses and organizations looking to track and analyze planned infrastructure spend in their area. The dataset offers a range of features and benefits, including:
- Comprehensive Market View: The dataset provides a single view of all planned infrastructure spend, with powerful filters such as population, project value, fiscal year, project status, project description, geography, and more. This allows businesses to gain a comprehensive understanding of the market and identify new opportunities.
- Identify Opportunity Hot Spots: The dataset offers map views and filters that allow users to identify opportunity hot spots where they need to allocate resources. This helps businesses to understand where they should focus their efforts to achieve the best results.
- Create Data-Driven Forecasts: The dataset provides bottom-up data for the next 5 years of planned infrastructure spend, allowing businesses to create data-driven forecasts they can be confident in.
- Uncover True Market Needs: The dataset allows businesses to develop long-term business plans, R&D, and growth initiatives based on true, bottom-up market needs instead of opinions and anecdotes. This helps businesses to make more informed decisions and achieve better results.
With Citylitics Capital Projects Dataset, businesses can gain a deeper understanding of planned infrastructure spend in their area, which can help them to identify new opportunities and make more informed decisions.