Project Description

KDOT has committed to deliver the transportation infrastructure improvements necessary to support the newly announced Panasonic Energy Co. electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing facility in De Soto.

The infrastructure improvements include updating about 4.5 miles of the current two-lane asphalt road to a new divided 4-lane roadway with curb & gutter and sidewalks.

The work will generally be along the existing footprint of 103rd St. between Evening Star and the Lexington Ave./K-10 interchange, and about one mile of the section on Main from 103rd St. south to the new project site.

De Soto Road Improvements Map

Project RFQ

9/15/2022: Addendum #1 and responses to requests for clarification regarding the RFQ for the De Soto project are available below.

8/31/2022: The Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) is available below.

8/25/2022: The Request for Qualifications, associated forms and reference information documents for the De Soto Project are available below.

Project Funding

The project is currently estimated to cost about $40 million. These improvements are being funded, in part, through KDOT's Economic Development Program. The program’s objective is to create new jobs and encourage capital investment in Kansas by helping fund transportation improvements that will recruit new businesses and encourage growth of existing businesses.

Project Delivery

These improvements will use a Progressive Design-Build delivery method, which will allow KDOT to complete the improvements more quickly than with a traditional phased delivery. Progressive Design-Build also gives KDOT the flexibility needed to ensure the infrastructure improvements meet the needs of the development.

Procurement Schedule

Procurement Schedule

Industry Meeting – July 21, 2022

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