Summary of 23rd Street (M-78) Complete Streets

Independence

Contact Information

Organization: Independence
Contact person: Mike Winckler
Title: Engineer II
Phone: 816-325-6217
E-mail: khorner@indepmo.org
Organization address: 111 E Maple Ave
  Independence, MO    64050


General Information

1. Project name: 23rd Street (M-78) Complete Streets
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Independence, Jackson County, Missouri
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: 23rd Street (M-78) Intersections: Lees Summit Road, Hub Drive, Missouri 291, R.D. Mize Road/James Downey Road, Swope Drive, Speck Road, Holke Road, Truman Road.
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Freight )
This project will construct new traffic lanes, sidewalks and ramps, pedestrian signal upgrades, bridge, and complete street improvements of 23rd Street (M-78) between Lee’s Summit Road and Truman Road. The project will improve pedestrian facilities to serve the Independence Middle School complex and other activity centers. The goal is to better serve all transportation modes, provide more interconnectivity between multimodal options, and improve freight movement along the principal arterial. Currently, the corridor is mainly 4-lanes; bicyclists have marked facilities west of 291 Highway, while pedestrians have an incomplete sidewalk. No bike facilities are available east of 291 with very few sidewalks available. The system doesn’t adequately accommodate mobility aid users. Transit stops exist only for the west mile, leaving activity centers at Speck and Truman Road disconnected.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement * System operations and management )
7. Project sponsor: Kati Horner Gonzalez, City Engineer
KHorner@IndepMO.org
(816) 325-6217
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $20000000
9. Project description: This project will construct new traffic lanes, sidewalks and ramps, pedestrian signal upgrades, bridge, and complete street improvements of 23rd Street (M-78) between Lee’s Summit Road and Truman Road. The project will improve pedestrian facilities to serve the Independence Middle School complex and other activity centers. The goal is to better serve all transportation modes, provide more interconnectivity between multimodal options, and improve freight movement along the principal arterial. Currently, the corridor is mainly 4-lanes; bicyclists have marked facilities west of 291 Highway, while pedestrians have an incomplete sidewalk. No bike facilities are available east of 291 with very few sidewalks available. The system doesn’t adequately accommodate mobility aid users. Transit stops exist only for the west mile, leaving activity centers at Speck and Truman Road disconnected. This project will improve freight movement; create interconnectivity for all transportation modes. Users of 23rd Street include: freight movement for businesses and schools along the roadway, pedestrians and riders interconnecting with the schools, transit riders bound for activity centers or traveling to work from the environmental justice tracts.
10. Scope: The total length of the project is 3.9 miles. The project will complete roadway widening for the entire length of project to 4 lanes to improve motorist travel flow. Traffic signals along this corridor vary in age and software; the project will upgrade all traffic signals, resulting in interconnection of all signals from end to end, and individual signal improvements will improve traffic flow by upgrading to video detection. Traffic signal improvements would also add pedestrian signals. Share the road for bicyclists stretch from Lees Summit Road to Missouri 291; the project will continue with bike facilities from Truman Road to Missouri 291. Transit availability is incomplete for the roadway. With interconnecting pedestrian and bicycle traffic throughout, the need and availability of transit availability will also improve multimodal options for the corridor. The project will also integrate multimodal transportation options by installing a complete network of sidewalks, bike lanes, and improved transit availability. Proposed sidewalks will connect with existing neighborhoods and complete the piecemeal sidewalks that have been installed along the roadway. These sidewalks will also connect the sidewalks along Lees Summit Road and at Truman Road, connecting these planned Regional Bike paths to 23rd Street. Shared use trails from Jackson Drive will be connected to the proposed sidewalk improvements to add that segment for pedestrian connection.
11. Project schedule: Sidewalk and Bike Lane Improvements (Lees Summit Road to Missouri 291) - by 2030 Sidewalk and Bike Lane Improvements (Missouri 291 to Speck Road) - by 2030 Intersection Improvements (23rd Street and RD Mize) - by 2040 Roadway expansion, bike lanes and sidewalk improvements (Speck Road to Holke/Jackson Drive) - by 2050 Roadway expansion, bike lanes and sidewalk improvements (Holke/Jackson Drive to Truman Road) - by 2050

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Dan ONeill said...

Great should make more of the businesses on 23rd accessible to walking citizens

6/11/2019 10:52:33 AM


 


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