Summary of US 40 Hwy Corridor Improvements


Contact Information

Organization: Independence
Contact person: Terry Thomas
Phone: 816-325-7636
Organization address: 111 E. Maple
  Independence, MO    64050

General Information

1. Project name: US 40 Hwy Corridor Improvements
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Independence,Jackson County, Missouri
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Blue Ridge Cutoff, Sterling Ave and Noland Road
4. Primary project mode: Active Transportation 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Freight * Highway/Roadway * Transit )
The project will enhance pedestrian access to existing transit routes and create a safer environment to better serve all users, non-motorized and motorists including freight. Currently 40 Hwy primarily serves motorized vehicles and does not have adequate provisions for pedestrian, bicycle or mobility aid users. By providing continuous ADA compliant sidewalks and incorporating dedicated bicycle facilities, a network of transportation facilities will be provided that promotes and facilitates multi-modal access, to vibrant and connected places along the corridor, for both able bodied and physically impaired users.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement )
7. Project sponsor: Kati Horner Gonzalez, P.E. City Engineer
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $30350000
9. Project description: In an effort to promote Economic Vitality, this project would provide new ADA compliant sidewalks, sidewalk ramps, push button pedestrian signals, dedicated bike lanes and transit stop improvements. The intent is to provide a multi-modal transportation network that encourages multi-modal use (motor vehicle, pedestrian, transit, bicyclists), provides connections to current bus transit routes and allows for the safe and efficient movement of people and freight. Ancillary items include street lighting, storm drainage improvements, street trees and potentially retaining walls.
10. Scope: It is the goal to provide transportation options along US 40 Highway from the west city limits to the east city limits. The project will include constructing sidewalks, curb & gutter, push button pedestrian signals, sidewalk ramps, street lighting improvements, storm drainage improvements, retaining walls (where applicable)and street trees on both sides of US 40 Highway and converting the existing shoulders to on-street dedicated bicycle lanes. The proposed project will also include transit stop improvements and will provide connections to existing sidewalks and bicycle facilities that exist at minor street intersections along the corridor. Ultimately the desire is to transform the corridor into a safe balanced multi-modal system that provides transportation options and ensures equity for all users.
11. Project schedule: A previously funded segment from Blue Ridge Cutoff to Sterling Ave, on the north side, (40 Hwy Complete Streets STP-3379(437)) is currently being designed and is scheduled for Construction in 2020. The goal is a complete build-out having a west to east progression from city limit to city limit by 2030. Abutting sections are planned for subsequent design and construction on a two year cycle, as funding becomes available.

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