Summary of Bundschu Road Improvements


Contact Information

Organization: Independence
Contact person: Mark Green
Title: City Traffic Engineer
Phone: 8163257608
Organization address: 111 E Maple Ave
  Independence, MO    64050

General Information

1. Project name: Bundschu Road Improvements
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Independence, Jackson, MO
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Bundschu Road between Susquehanna Ridge and M-7 Highway
4. Primary project mode: Active Transportation 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Bridge * Highway/Roadway * Transit )
This project will connect a local transit stop at 24 highway and Susquehanna Road to Bundschu Road utilizing sidewalks and shared use path and neighborhood communities to local parks, schools, and Little Blue Trace Trail and Nature Preserve. Multiple users will be provided opportunities to choose their preferred method of travel with the improvements planned for this corridor.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement * System operations and management * Ecosystem Restoration )
7. Project sponsor: Kati Horner Gonzalez, Assistant Director of Public Works, City Engineer
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $20000000
9. Project description: The existing roadway is a partially improved roadway that will be widened on the existing alignment with the addition of a center two-way left turn lane, curb and gutter, enclosed storm drain system. A multi-use path is proposed on the north side of the roadway and a sidewalk is proposed along the south side of the roadway. Primary users include multi-modal transportation users with improved access to Fire Station, Parks, Elementary Schools, Little Blue Trace Trail & Nature Preserve, and Transit stops located on US-24 highway.
10. Scope: This project will serve multiple transportation users along a 4.7-mile segment of roadway connecting residential, commercial, and activity center facilities with a 3 lane facility between Susquehanna Ridge and M-7 Highway with improvements including bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout. Improvements are in close proximity to Fire Station #6 at the east end of the project, which will provide improved response times and safety to incoming and outgoing responses from Bundschu Road.
11. Project schedule: This project (ID #338) is on the Transportation Outlook 2040 plan and was expected to be implemented between 2015 and 2020. Current expectations would implement the project by 2040.

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