Why a study?
Bridges and roads are the backbone of any community. We rely on them to take us safely from our homes to work, to get our children to and from school, and to transport goods and services throughout our region, the country, and even the rest of the world.
Sedgwick County takes the investment it places in this infrastructure seriously. For many years, the County has participated in or led efforts to study the transportation needs of our community, specifically focusing on the areas where improvements can lead to economic growth.
The South Area Transportation Study (SATS) identified the 95th Street Corridor, from Greenwich Road to Meridian Avenue, as an area where improved access and mobility could support future growth needs. The study also included a recommendation for a new bridge to be placed over the Arkansas River.
Our goal with the Arkansas River Crossing – 95th Street South study (Arc 95 Study) is to further define what these recommendations mean, because improvements in the southern part of our County could lead to an increase in economic growth and higher quality of life for people who reside in the area.
We look forward to hearing from you, integrating those thoughts into a plan, and determining if it makes sense for Sedgwick County to invest in this part of our infrastructure.