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KCMO celebrates roadway improvements on Wornall Road from 85th to 89th Street

Post Date:06/21/2019 11:41 AM

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2019

City leaders, project partners, and Waldo Neighborhood stakeholders on Friday celebrated the completion of a year-one GO KC project to improve Wornall Road -- one of the busiest corridors in Kansas City.

“We are excited to cut the ribbon for roadway improvements on Wornall Road from 85th to 89th Street,” KCMO City Engineer David Miller said. “This was a highly-anticipated project and a great investment for the neighborhood. We appreciate the residents and business owners’ patience through the process and as this project comes to an end.”

These improvements began in summer 2018 and ended in late spring 2019. The project included reconstructed pavement, new curbs and gutters, new sidewalks, streetlight upgrades, new water line and storm sewer upgrades.

This $4 million project wraps up as roadway work continues on Wornall Road further north — with a large water line replacement on 75th Street and reconstruction of Wornall Road from 74th to 79th Street. This work is expected to start this year.

In April 2017, Kansas City voters overwhelmingly supported an $800 million capital improvements program to remake the city’s infrastructure over the next 20 years. There are nearly 40 projects in some stage of construction.

For more information, visit the Wornall page on KCMO.gov.

For media inquiries, please contact the Public Works Public Information Officer, Maggie Green, at 816-513-2612.

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