Asphalt trails in Heritage Park and in the Coffee Creek Streamway Park will be closed for sealcoating for about four days in late August.
In addition to the 3.5 miles of the Coffee Creek Trail, this project will also involve about three miles of trail around the lake and the trail that connects to the city of Olathe’s trail at 159th and Pflumm, and approximately one-and-one-half miles of trail connecting the ballfield parking lot to Shelter #7.
This seal coating project is expected to run from Monday, Aug. 19, to Thursday, Aug. 22, and is dependent upon favorable weather.
"Sealcoating acts as a waterproofing agent, minimizing the rate at which water enters the asphalt of our trails," said Southeast Region Parks Manager Eddie Coffey. "Sealcoating seals the asphalt pavement, preventing the oxidation and erosion of the top layer and replaces fine particles lost from the asphalt surface due to oxidation on older pavements."
Coffey added that the affected trails will be reopened as soon as possible.
Heritage Park is located at 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe. Coffee Creek Streamway Park can be accessed near Heritage Park Shelters #9 and #10, which is the western terminus for this trail, which opened in October 2017.