Capital Projects Division

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The Capital Projects Division manages key construction projects for the City of Kansas City, Mo. Public Works Department. Capital Projects staff are at the forefront of Kansas City’s construction renaissance, bringing process improvements and standardized practices to the management of street, bridge and building projects throughout the City. Personnel include project managers; construction inspectors; right-of-way, relocation and utility specialists; and finance and administrative professionals.

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414 E. 12th Street, 18th floor
Kansas City, MO 64104
Phone: (816) 513-2739
Fax: (816) 513-2523

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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


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.


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
  • We anticipate construction to last a year and a half, weather permitting

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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