Summary of Highway 7 (South Phase) - Pedestrian Improvements

Blue Springs

Contact Information

Organization: Blue Springs
Contact person: Jeff Sell
Title: Assistant Director of Public Works
Phone: 816-228-0205
E-mail: jsell@bluespringsgov.com
Organization address: 903 W Main
  Blue Springs, MO    64015


General Information

1. Project name: Highway 7 (South Phase) - Pedestrian Improvements
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: City of Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Highway 7 from US-40 to Liggett Road
4. Primary project mode: Active Transportation 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Transit * Other (Pedestrian Safety)
The Blue Springs Comprehensive Plan outlines a goal of "overcoming physical barriers with strategic connections across corridors." One of two target corridors to focus efforts upon is Highway 7. The project is one strategy to renovate a dilapidated corridor in the heart of the community. Sidewalk and crossing improvements are part of a greater strategy to promote a pedestrian-scale street along Highway 7, avoid future commercial strip development, and redevelop adjacent areas based on the community vision.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) )
7. Project sponsor: Jeff Sell
jsell@bluespringsgov.com
816-228-0205
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $2500000
9. Project description: Highway 7 is a north-south principal arterial through the City of Blue Springs that connects multiple commercial areas and adjacent residential neighborhoods. The corridor currently accommodates vehicles, trucks, buses, and bicyclists. However, Highway 7 generally lacks pedestrian facilities, which limits and important transportation choice across and along the commercial corridor. Therefore, the City of Blue Springs will construct pedestrian improvements including sidewalks, ADA ramps, crosswalks, and traffic signal modifications along Highway 7 from US-40 to Liggett Road. Multiple RideKC transit stops along Highway 7 will also be upgraded. Sidewalks and associated improvements will be constructed on one side of the roadway to meet the needs of pedestrians and mobility aid users. If the vision for commuter rail to downtown Blue Springs becomes feasible, pedestrian access could be provided via a connection to the proposed Highway 7 sidewalk.
10. Scope: The Highway 7 corridor is a regional spine for the City and the Kansas City region with numerous commercial businesses located along the corridor. A missing component in revitalizing the corridor and remaining economically viable is safe accessibility for non-motorized forms of transportation. The project includes providing a safe path for pedestrians and upgrading traffic signals to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians. Connections at intersections will be upgraded to meet ADA standards and dead-end sidewalks on side roadways will be tied into the Highway 7 sidewalk. If the vision of future transit service along the corridor and/or a commuter rail connection at downtown Blue Springs becomes a possibility, pedestrian access could be provided via a connection to the proposed Highway 7 sidewalk.
11. Project schedule: Project could be completed within one construction season.

Share your comments

We welcome your feedback on this. Comments from the public will be shared with project sponsors and the evaluating committee. If you wish to be contacted directly about your comment, please note this in the body of the comment. Comments can be viewed by all visitors.


Full name:
E-mail:
Zip code:
Comment:
  Make comment public  
 

Verify that you are human:

What color is this dog's nose?

No comments submitted.

 


600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
816/474-4240
Fax 816/421-7758

MARC programs that receive federal funding may not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color or national origin, according to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Title VI policy | Americans with Disabilities Act resources

MARC Home Page MARC Transportation Home Page