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Construction Update: 

Updated 12/2/19: 

Waterline and underground utilities are complete. Contractor crews are currently finishing storm sewer work and roadway grading. The road will start to take shape in the coming weeks. 

Contractors are working hard to get phase one (the section west of N. Chatham) open to traffic before the end of the year, weather permitting. 

72nd St. Drone Photo

Project Description:

NW 72nd Street is located in Platte Woods, south of Lake Waukomis. NW 72nd Street is being replaced from the east side of the I-29 northbound off-ramp to the intersection of N Overland Drive.  The existing roadway east of N Overland Drive to N Polk will remain but a concrete curb will be added to the north side (westbound lane) of NW 72nd Street. 

Roadway improvements include:

  • One lane each direction with a continuous center left turn lane
  • New sidewalks
  • New street lighting and traffic signage
  • Public water main replacement
  • New underground storm sewer
  • New concrete drive approaches at all residential and commercial driveways
  • A roundabout at the intersection of N Overland Drive
  • Slope improvements to improve motorist visibility

Traffic Impact*:

 NW 72nd Street is currently closed to through traffic. Follow marked detour. 

*Businesses are open during construction.

Project Timeline:        

Current status: construction is ongoing. Phase 1 (the section west of N. Chatham) is still anticipated to be open to traffic this fall, weather permitting. 

General project timeline:  Utility relocation work began in the summer of 2018. Construction for the first phase started in spring 2019 and the project is expected to be completed in summer 2020.

Project Contacts:

Anthony Sands, Project Manager

Public Works Department– Kansas City, Mo.

Phone: (816) 513-2617

Maggie Green, Public Information Officer

Public Works Department– Kansas City, Mo.

Phone: (816) 513-2612


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