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LATEST CONSTRUCTION UPDATE (last update 12/30/19):

Phase One (Eastern)

In an effort to open the eastern portion of the project to traffic, temporary lanes were installed. Although the roadway from Highway 169 westward to Liberty Ave is open to traffic, the final surface layer of asphalt will not be placed until warmer weather in the spring. There is still sidewalk, curb and asphalt work to wrap up, but we wanted to be able to open the roadway for the traveling public and still move forward with other portions of the project.

Phase Two (Western): 

The intersection of Waukomis and Englewood is currently closed to traffic as of December 30, 2019 until the second phase of the project is complete, which is anticipated around mid-June (weather permitting). Please follow posted detour routes. 

View the detour route map.

Right now, the contractor is working on underground utilities (waterlines followed by storm sewer) from Ames Avenue towards Waukomis on Phase 2 of the project. After all that underground work is completed, the contractor can begin the surface improvements like grading and constructing the Waukomis roundabout. We still anticipate the project to be completed in summer 2020.

Project Description:

This complete street project will reconstruct a portion of Englewood Road from US 169 to Waukomis Drive. The project will result in an upgrade of the existing two lane unimproved roadway to a three lane roadway with new curb, gutter and sidewalks/10-foot trail.

Roadway improvements include:

  • Bike lanes
  • Storm sewer improvements
  • Water main replacement and upgrade
  • New streetlights
  • Traffic signal
  • Median and landscaping improvements
  • New roundabout at Waukomis and Englewood
  • Realigned Summit Street

Latest Schedule (subject to change):

  • Winter 2019: Waterline and grading for the Waukomis roundabout
  • Spring 2020: Complete pavement from Liberty Ave to Waukomis 
  • Summer 2020: Seeding and sodding
  • Completion of the project is expected before the school year in fall 2020, weather permitting

Additional Details:

  • Contractors will maintain access to West Englewood Elementary
  • Ride KC reroutes: 234 will reroute. From Antioch Park and Ride, buses will use the regular route on Englewood, go south on 169, north on I-29, take Waukomis exit, go east on Waukomis. Buses will travel the reverse route to Antioch Park and Ride.
  • The Englewood/Liberty Intersection will remain open to N Liberty Ave traffic throughout construction.
  • Funded with PIAC dollars, a federal STP grant, GO Bond funds and development agreement funds

Project Displays: 

The following displays were presented at a public open house on March 7, 2018:

  1. Englewood Blvd-North Summit Intersection
  2. Englewood Blvd- Waukomis Roundabout
  3. Englewood Blvd-North Liberty Avenue Intersection
  4. Englewood Blvd-Cross Section: North Liberty Avenue to Waukomis
  5. Englewood Blvd- Cross Section: Highway-169 to North Liberty Avenue

Project Contacts:

David Miller, Project Manager

Public Works Department– Kansas City, Mo.

Phone: (816) 513-2746

Maggie Green, Public Information Officer

Public Works Department– Kansas City, Mo.

Phone: (816) 513-2612


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