Summary of Woods Chapel Road - Phase 2

Blue Springs

Contact Information

Organization: Blue Springs
Contact person: Jeff Sell
Title: Assistant Director of Public Works
Phone: 816-228-0205
Organization address: 903 W Main
  Blue Springs, MO    64015

General Information

1. Project name: Woods Chapel Road - Phase 2
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: City of Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Woods Chapel Road from US-40 to Walnut Street
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Freight * Highway/Roadway )
The Blue Springs Comprehensive Plan identifies connectivity and roadway improvements along Woods Chapel Road as part of the N1: Land Use & Development Plan. The focus area is to include Complete Streets elements in preparation for future residential development. In 2008, Blue Springs voters approved a bond issue for improvements to the Woods Chapel Road corridor and two other capital roadway projects. The other two roadway projects and Woods Chapel Road - Phase 1 were completed using this funding source. The city is now seeking to complete Woods Chapel Road - Phase 2.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System operations and management )
7. Project sponsor: Jeff Sell
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $11000000
9. Project description: Due to increasing traffic growth along Woods Chapel Road corridor, this project is a continuation of phased improvements in order to increase roadway capacity and provider multimodal accommodations. Phase 1 of the project from I-70 to Walnut Street was completed in Fall 2016, which included a DDI at I-70. This project, Phase 2, will improve the existing two-lane roadway from Walnut Street to US-40 to a three-lane roadway with a continuous center turn lane and right-turn lanes where warranted. The improvements will include bicycle lanes and sidewalk on both sides of the roadway to provide connectivity for bicyclists, pedestrians, and mobility aid users. Intersection improvements at Woods Chapel Road and US-40 intersection will also be incorporated into the project. The project corridor provides access for transit users to a park-and-ride and transit stop located near Woods Chapel Road and I-70, which provides access to the RideKC system via Route I-70.
10. Scope: Bicycle lanes will provide a dedicated space for bicyclists that is separate from vehicle traffic, and pedestrian refuge islands will reduce the crossing distance for users. Both elements, as well as advanced warning signs, will increase visibility and awareness of potential bicyclists and pedestrians along the corridor. Medians, where appropriate, will help reduce cross-over incidents and head-on collisions. During utility relocation and roadway widening, fixed objects will be removed as appropriate.
11. Project schedule: The project will take two years to complete, due to maintaining access and utility relocations.

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