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Project Description:

Wornall Road is just east of Leawood and runs parallel to the Missouri Kansas border. This project will evaluate the traffic capacity, safety, and walkability of the intersection of 75th Street and Wornall. The City of Kansas City aims to completely reconstruct Wornall Road from 74th Street to 79th Street.

Roadway improvements include:

  • Improved traffic flow
  • Pedestrian accommodations
  • Trolley track extension
  • Curbs
  • Sidewalks

Background

In 2015, the City and the Waldo Community Improvement District conducted an assessment of the intersection of 75th Street and Wornall Road in order to evaluate traffic capacity, safety, and walkability of the intersection. The study resulted in recommendations that are aimed to improve traffic flow, while at the same time improve the intersection so that it incorporates features to improve pedestrian friendliness. The study also identified ways to extend the Trolley Track Trail between 74th Street and 75th Street, thereby eliminating a major barrier for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Since that time, the City, working with the Waldo CID, has received a $2 million grant to implement the results of the study. The City has appropriated funds for the reconstruction of curbs and sidewalks along Wornall Road from 74th and 75th Street. Given the extensive work proposed, the City is now aiming to completely reconstruct Wornall Road from 74th Street to 79th Street, a stretch of roadway that is well worn and beyond ordinary maintenance. This is significant work that, when completed, will improve this key commercial corridor within Waldo.

Resources

Did you know there are even more improvements coming near Wornall Road?

Traffic Impact:

 This project is in the design phase, there is no impact to traffic at this time.

Project Timeline:                                 

  • Currently acquiring right-of-way
    • 2 permanent easements; 38 temporary easements
  • Final design – November 2019
  • Right-of-Way Clearance – November 2019
  • MoDOT Submittal/Review – December 2019
  • Bidding – January 2020
  • Award and Construction – April 2020

Project Engagement:

  • ROW Office Hours Meeting:
  • August 21, 2019
  • 2:00-5:00 PM
  • Waldo Area Business Association, 7222 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114

Project Contacts:

Mario Vasquez, Project Manager

Public Works Department– Kansas City, Mo.

Phone: 816-513-6984

Maggie Green, Public Information Officer

Public Works Department– Kansas City, Mo.

Phone: (816) 513-2612

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Project Number:

89008516

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