Summary of Peculiar Way (West) from Peculiar Drive to Y Hwy


Contact Information

Organization: Peculiar
Contact person: Carl M. Brooks, PE, CFM
Title: City Engineer
Phone: 8167792228
Organization address: 250 S. Main Street
  Peculiar, MO    64078

General Information

1. Project name: Peculiar Way (West) from Peculiar Drive to Y Hwy
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Peculiar and Cass County Missouri
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Beginning with I-49 & Peculiar Way interchange to the east, the Peculiar Way corridor connecting Peculiar Drive, and improving the existing Peculiar Way from Peculiar Drive to Harper Road from two lanes to four lanes, then continuing to the west thru rural Peculiar and Cass County from Harper Rd to Mullen Rd, and improving the existing 211th St from Mullen Rd to MO Hwy Y from two lanes to four lanes. The City’s 2008 Comprehensive Plan identified 211th Street as a secondary transportation priority. Peculiar’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan update identified the 211th Street Corridor as an important capital improvement, currently crossing a large tract of undeveloped land. With the I-49/Peculiar Way interchange completed, the Peculiar Way Corridor is the City’s top transportation priority. This project is the next step following the “211th Street Corridor Study”, presented in 2011, which developed Corridor alignment options and recommended the option the City is pursuing with this project.
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Bridge * Freight * Highway/Roadway * Transit )
Highway: Pecualir Way from Peculiar Drive will provide interconnectivity between I-49 and Route Y. Peculiar Way will serve several devolpments in the area and provide relief for existing traffic problems in the center of the City. Transit: A principal user of Peculiar Way will be the Raymore-Peculiar School District, which has a sprawling campus east of Peculiar Way and Peculiar Drive. Bike: Peculiar Way will be equipped with a bike route promoting non-motorized traffic to and from a new commercial center, local neighborhoods, and the School District campus. The lack of a roadway from Harper Road to Route Y is a major barrier to non-motorized travel and the project will provide a roadway/bridge overpass mitigating this barrier. Pedestrian: Peculiar Way will allow for pedestrian traffic on either side of East Creek, including within the Peculiar Way corridor. As with other modes of transportation, interconnected and shorter, safer routes will be provided.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) )
7. Project sponsor: Carl M. Brooks, PE, CFM
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $35000000
9. Project description: The Peculiar Way (West) Street project is proposed in conjunction with the completed new interchange at Peculiar Way & I-49 (formerly known as 211th Street and U.S. 71 Highway); and in conjunction with 211th Street from School Road (North) to J Hwy. The 211th Street project will be a separate Regional Transportation 2050 project submission. Peculiar’s future land-use plan calls for this area to be the City’s future commercial center. Peculiar Way will be the primary traffic mover through this center, and will serve as one segment of a major collector road linking the City with cities and counties to the east and west. The current condition of the project’s 3.2 miles has two lanes of asphalt paving, with a 22 to 23-foot cross-section, for the first 550 linear feet, with no curbs or gutters, from Peculiar Drive to Harper Road. The western-most one-mile stretch, from Mullen Road to State Highway Y, is a two-lane asphalt road with turf shoulders, shallow drainage ditches, and a right-of-way that varies from 40 to 60 feet. The middle two-mile section, from Harper Drive to Mullen Road, is currently undeveloped land. When completed, the Peculiar Way Corridor will be a Major Collector Complete Street, with a standard four-lane median-divided road with shoulders, for approximately 2.2 miles, from Peculiar Drive west to Mullen Road. From Mullen Road west to State Highway Y, it will be a four-lane road, with dedicated left turn lanes for the remaining mile.
10. Scope: Four (4) new lanes would be constructed from Peculiar Drive to Y Hwy, with a new bridge over East Creek. This includes a curb and gutter section on Peculiar Way. A Pedestrian/Bicycle path will be provided along the entire length of the improved Peculiar Way and will connect to the existing Pedestrian/Bicycle path at the Peculiar Way & I-49 Interchange. Another project (211th Street East) would be designed and constructed along parallel paths. This project will improve 211th Street east of School Road (North), and connect to J Hwy. This project may be advertised, bid and awarded at the same time as the initial Peculiar Way (West) project. The funding for this project would be provided by local agencies. Safety outcomes will occur during the construction phase, which could include paved shoulders and edge line/center line rumble strips. The construction phase will upgrade the existing asphalt road, from Peculiar Drive to Harper Road, from two lanes to a standard four-lane median-divided road. The next portion will traverse undeveloped land, from Harper Road west to Mullen Road, which will be part of the four-lane median-divided road. The final portion will be upgraded to a four-lane road, with dedicated left turn lanes.
11. Project schedule: This project could be either a Design-Build or a traditional design, advertise, bid, award and construct project so the result will be technical design and construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates for the Peculiar Way Corridor. Below is a typ. schedule for a design-bid-construct- award: City releases RFQ for design firms: Nov 2020; RFQ responses due: Dec 2020; City evaluates submitted RFQ documents: Dec 2020; City Board of Aldermen approves the selected RFQ: Jan 2021; Winning firm receives the notice to proceed: Mar 2021; Winning firm completes final plan: Sept 2021; Cass County and City of Belton approval: Oct 2021; Peculiar Planning Commission approval: Nov 2021; City Board of Aldermen accepts the final plan: Dec 2021; Bid: Jan 2022; BOA Acceptance of bid: Feb 2022; Notice to Proceed: Apr 2022; Start of Construction: May 2022; Substantial Completion: Sept 2023; Final Completion: Oct 2023; Project closed out: On or before Nov 2023

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Pat Trembly said...

Line of sight is very poor here, seen some near misses. Four lanes would provide a safety zone.

5/29/2019 4:16:42 PM


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