Summary of MO 92 Hwy Improvements - Phase 1

Platte County

Contact Information

Organization: Platte County
Contact person: Bob Heim
Title: Director of Public Works
Phone: 8168582223
E-mail: bheim@co.platte.mo.us
Organization address: 15955 Hwy 273
  Platte City, MO    64079


General Information

1. Project name: MO 92 Hwy Improvements - Phase 1
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: The project lies within a portion of unincorporated Platte County, MO between Platte City, MO and Leavenworth/Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: MO 92 Hwy intersects I-29 on the east end and terminates at the Centennial Bridge that crosses the Missouri River into Leavenworth/Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Freight * Transit )
MO 92 connects northern Metro Kansas City, MO to Leavenworth/Fort Leavenworth, KS. It is one of only three points to cross the Missouri River between Atchison, KS and Kansas City, KS. During times of flooding along the river, this highway/crossing point is necessary to get traffic to Atchison, KS to keep travelers from going an extreme distance via other detours. As the region grows it is anticipated that not only will capacity of general vehicular traffic increase, but also freight traffic with the exchange of goods between the two states. As well, transit between the two communities (Northern KC Metro and Leavenworth)would increase as more residents desire to work across state lines. Also, an increase in bicycle traffic is anticipated for those interested in exploring biking opportunities on the KS side of the river - improvements would make this mode much safer.
6. Project Purpose: * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement * Other (Shared use and safety improvements.)
7. Project sponsor: Bob Heim - Platte County
bheim@co.platte.mo.us
816-858-2223
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $45000000
9. Project description: Motorists, transit and freight would benefit most from these improvements on this facility that connects the Northern Kansas City, MO metro to the City of Leavenworth and the Fort Leavenworth Army Post. This facility is the only point of crossing the Missouri River between Atchison, KS and Kansas City, KS. During times of flooding along the Missouri River, Hwy 59 into Atchison will overtop and 92 Hwy becomes the connection for many that need to get from the Missouri side into the Atchison area. It provides a connection between Missouri and Kansas for the general traveling public, as well as, allowing for future transit to the Leavenworth area as the metro region grows. It is also a critical point for freight/commerce to pass between states and provides a connection to many who live on the Missouri side and commute to Fort Leavenworth/City of Leavenworth daily for work, business, classes at St. Mary College and training at the Army General Staff and Command College.
10. Scope: This approximately 10.5 mile long improvement project would consist of two lanes and appropriate shoulders. Roadside slopes and horizontal curves would be adjusted for improved safety for the future expansion of the road to four lane traffic, thereby matching up with the proposed new Centennial Bridge that is in the planning stages for replacement in the near future.
11. Project schedule: 2026 - 2028 Funding 2028 - 2029 Design 2029 - 2031 R/W Acquisition 2031 - 2032 Utility Relocations 2032 - 2034 Bid/Build

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