The city is dedicated to providing quality street, traffic and stormwater maintenance services.
If you need to report a problem, you may contact us by submitting a help request through Overland Park Cares, the city's customer service system, with a description of the problem, location and any other pertinent information.
- Graffiti Removal
The city responds to and removes graffiti on public city property.
- Leaves and Yardwaste
Leaves, grass clippings, branches and trimmings account for nearly 16 percent of all residential waste from Johnson County.
- Tree and Shrub Maintenance
Trees in the right of way are a shared responsibility between the property owner and the Parks & Forestry Division.
- Flooding and Stormwater Problems
The city's storm drainage system is designed to collect water during rainstorms and carry it away from buildings and streets.
- Snow and Ice Removal
Several city departments work together to manage the snow and ice removal program, which costs Overland Park about $1.2 million each year.
- Street Sweeping
The street sweepers clean 1,811 lane miles of streets and about 1,700 cul-de-sacs, typically between March and December.
- Street Improvement Project
The city annually maintains thoroughfares and residential streets that are aging by milling and overlaying the asphalt pavement, curb and sidewalk repair, and storm sewer replacement.
- Microsurfacing and Chip Seal Program
Every year, Overland Park applies a preventative maintenance treatment called "microsurfacing" to designated streets throughout the city.
- Potholes and Pavement Repairs
The city maintains more than 1,800 lanes of street pavement and patches thousands of potholes each year.
- Curb and Sidewalk Repairs & New Sidewalks
The city maintains about eight million linear feet of curb and 835 miles of sidewalk.
- Cable Locates
The Public Works Department performs cable locates for the city's traffic signals and streetlights to prevent damage to wiring and fiber optic cables during digging or excavation.
- Streetlight Repairs
There are 16,028 streetlights in Overland Park: 2,350 are maintained by Kansas City Power & Light and 13,678 by the city.
- Traffic Signal and Sign Repairs
The city has more than 250 traffic signals and more than 30,000 traffic and street signs.