75th and Wornall Improvements

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Background

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.

Current Status

Following water main replacement and sewer separation work by KC Water, the goal is to start this project in the first quarter of 2019 and complete it in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Resources

Did you know there are even more improvements coming near Wornall Road?

Contacts

  • Mario Vasquez - Project Manager, Public Works Department; 816-513-6984
  • Maggie Green - Public Information Officer, Public Works Department; 816-513-2612