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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Contact Capital Projects

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

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Project Details:

Walnut Street will be reopened as a two-way street from 3rd to 5th St. through City Market. This project is a partnership between the KCMO Public Works and City Planning and Development Departments, Port KC and City Market. 

In addition to the new road, other project improvements include a pedestrian plaza and seating area. 

Businesses will remain open and there will be limited impacts to parking during construction.

Project Goals:

  • Improve traffic flow and configuration in City Market
  • Better access and visibility for businesses
  • Promote activity in the area
  • Support commerce and local business 
  • Promote pedestrian friendly environment
  • Remain a pedestrian-only thoroughfare on weekends

Project renderings show what the area will look like when construction is complete next spring. 

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Traffic Impact:

Temporary lane closures will occur on 3rd and 5th Streets during portions of construction. Closures will be posted on this web page and communicated to area stakeholders in advance. 

All businesses in the area will remain open during construction and there will be minimal impact to City Market parking during the process. Additionally, KC Streetcar operations will not be affected by construction.

View the traffic control plan.

Project Timeline:

Current status: The construction contract is currently being finalized. We anticipate giving the contractor the go ahead to begin construction on December 9, 2019. 

General project timeline:  Construction is anticipated to start in December 2019 and be completed in May 2020, weather permitting. 

Project Contacts:

For construction related questions, call:

Randy Alewine, Project Manager

Public Works Department— Kansas City, Mo.

Phone: (816) 513-6924

Maggie Green, Public Information Officer

Public Works Department– Kansas City, Mo.

Phone: (816) 513-2612

For City Market operations questions, call: 

 Chase Johnson, Development Specialist 

City Planning and Development— Kansas City, Mo.

Phone: (816) 513-2861

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