Summary of MO K Hwy Improvements

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 K Hwy Improvements
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: The project lies within a portion of developed, unincorporated Platte County, MO abutting the western City limits of Parkville, MO.
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: MO K Hwy intersects 45 Hwy on the south end and ties into the 152 Hwy interchange on the north end of the project.
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway Safety
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Transit )
MO K Hwy carries traffic between 152 Hwy & 45 Hwy and provides the only access to Union Chapel Elementary School. Local residents will be directed to areas where they work, recreate, shop etc. in the neighborhood. It will better connect neighborhoods to Tiffany Park north of 152 Hwy. Achieves connection of neighborhoods with Southern Platte Pass Trail with Parkville and the proposed Creekside Development. Current project condition is a narrow, hilly two lane road, minimum shoulders, no turn lanes into the school and only one into a subdivision. The project would be an opportunity to install a bike/walking path for the benefit of recreation, children walking/biking to school, improving safety, and mitigating congestion. The project would allow for biking, walking, vehicle and transit to utilize this corridor giving residents multiple options of travel.
6. Project Purpose: * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement * Other (Safety and congestion mitigation)
7. Project sponsor: Bob Heim - Platte County
bheim@co.platte.mo.us
816-858-2223
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $12000000
9. Project description: Motorists, pedestrians, school buses, some transit riders, some freight and bicyclists will benefit from this project. Main focuses of the project are congestion mitigation at peak times and to increase overall safety for the residents using the K Hwy corridor. As traffic increases with additional residential development, safety becomes even more critical along with eliminating back ups around and near the elementary school. This roadway improvement would also be an opportunity to install sidewalks for pedestrian traffic and potential a bike/walking path to safely connect the public with Tiffany Park situated to the north of 152 Hwy.
10. Scope: This 1.7 mile long improvement project would consist of widened two lanes and appropriate shoulders. Roadside slopes and vertical curves would be adjusted for improved safety and visibility. Additional R/W would be acquired at this time for installation of turn lanes, side walks and bicycle path. Modes benefiting would be vehicle, pedestrian, transit, and school buses.
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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