Summary of 35th Street Complete Street


Contact Information

Organization: Independence
Contact person: Deirdre Oster
Phone: 8163257591
Organization address: 111 E Maple Ave
  Independence, MO    64050

General Information

1. Project name: 35th Street Complete Street
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Independence, Jackson County, MO
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: 35th Street Intersections: US 40, Blue Ridge Blvd, Sterling Ave, Crysler Ave, Noland Rd, Lees Summit Rd
4. Primary project mode: Active Transportation 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Highway/Roadway * Transit )
This complete street improvement would facilitate a safer, multimodal transportation system and create a link (with more transportation options) for the residents in this area to the major north/south arterials of Sterling Avenue, Crysler Avenue, Noland Road, and Lees Summit Road. Intra-city bus routes along Sterling Avenue, Noland Road, and Lees Summit Road would benefit from the improved access this project would provide to pedestrians, mobility aid users and bicyclists living in the area.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement * System operations and management )
7. Project sponsor: Kati Horner Gonzalez, City Engineer
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $16000000
9. Project description: This project includes a three lane roadway (2 vehicle traffic through lanes with a center turn lane) to improve safety and travel time reliability for motorists and freight. Currently there are unconnected sidewalks and no bike lanes along the corridor. The current system does not adequately serve all transportation modes. The proposed project will provide bike facilities for cyclists on and ADA-compliant sidewalks for pedestrians and mobility aid users. The bicycle facilities and the sidewalks would improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists using transit along north/south roads and to parks and activity centers. This project will create inter-connectivity for all transportation modes.
10. Scope: The project length is approximately 3.57 miles. This project will improve the existing 35th Street from two lanes to three lanes from West City limits to Lees Summit Road. Bike facilities and five foot sidewalks will be added. Also included in the scope of this project are drainage improvements with curb and gutter and a new storm sewer system. The nearly 30-year-old traffic signal equipment at 35th Street & Sterling Avenue will be replaced, new emergency traffic signals will be installed at Fire Station #5 replacing the existing, obsolete signals, and push button pedestrian signals will be added to signalized intersections. The goal is to better serve more transportation users and provide connections to current bus transit routes and existing sidewalks. In essence, the transportation system in this area is designed to serve motorized vehicles. Pedestrians and bicyclists use the system as well, but have no paved route along most of the proposed project area. As it is, the system doesn’t adequately accommodate mobility aid users. The rationale for this project is to provide what the current system lacks creating connectivity and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists and making it ADA compliant and transit user friendly.
11. Project schedule: Phase 1: Noland Rd to Crysler Ave (Completed 2014) Phase 2: Crysler Ave to Sterling Ave (2020-2024) Phase 3: Sterling Ave to west city limits - 2035 Phase 4: Noland Rd to Lees Summit Rd - 2040

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