The new 127th St. overpass over I-35 and the BNSF train tracks in Olathe officially opened on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006. Pyramid was the prime contractor on the job, and Pyramid's president, Gavin Barmby, was singled out for praise by Olathe Mayor Mike Copeland for getting the project done not only on budget and 11 months ahead of schedule. O'Donnell and Sons Construction; Hayes Drilling; Beemer Construction Co.; and Gun-Ko Traffic Control were all major subs, and a number other Heavy Constructor Association members also worked on the project.
The overpass has helped relieve traffic congestion on Santa Fe and 119th Street. During the design phase of the proect, the City of Olathe says studies indicate the new overpass will reduce east/west travel times by 10 minutes for all drivers in Olathe.