Summary of Interstate 49/ Route 58 Interchange Enhancement Project

Belton

Contact Information

Organization: Belton
Contact person: Nikia Chapman-Freiberger
Title: Assistant City Engineer
Phone: 8163314331
E-mail: nfreiberger@belton.org
Organization address: 520 Main Street
  Belton, MO    64012


General Information

1. Project name: Interstate 49/ Route 58 Interchange Enhancement Project
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Belton, Cass, Missouri
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Interstate 49/Route 58 Interchange
4. Primary project mode: Bridge 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Freight * Highway/Roadway * Transit )
The project includes modifications to the Route 58 and I-49 interchange, as well as improvements to Route 58, Powell Drive, Peculiar Drive, and the Outer Road. The project will improve traffic flow for all users in this developing part of town and includes the addition of sidewalks, bike lanes, and a shared use path. Increasing the capacity of this interchange will decrease traffic congestion allowing better connectivity between Belton and Raymore for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The decreased congestion at the intersection will also lower the traffic backups at peak hours on I-49 allowing for better freight travel.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System operations and management )
7. Project sponsor: Nikia Chapman-Freiberger
nfreiberger@belton.org
8163314331
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $45000000.00
9. Project description: The primary intent of the project is to address the congestion of the I-49/Route 58 Interchange. The major users of this intersection are motorists and freight; however, added sidewalks, bike lanes and shared use path, will increase usage by pedestrians and bicyclists.
10. Scope: This interchange has been studied by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MDOT) and a number of alternatives have been identified for improving this interchange. The redesign of the I-49/Route 58 Interchange will improve travel time for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and freight. The project will be approximately ½ of a mile long and will increase the existing lane miles by approximately 1.6 miles. Lanes will be added to the bridge and entrance ramps to increase the capacity of the interchange. The project will include edge line/center line rumble strips, medians, street lights, advanced warning signs, breakaway structures, signal back plates with retro-reflective borders, and pedestrian refuge islands as safety countermeasures for motorists. Additionally, new bicycle and pedestrian facilities will provide safe multi-modal accommodations where there is currently only a 5-foot sidewalk.
11. Project schedule: Due to increasing traffic volumes, it is estimated that the construction phase of this project will need to begin in 2030 to maintain functioning traffic flow. Depending upon available funding, a construction phase begin in 2030 would mean the design phase should begin in approximately 2027 and the acquisition phase should begin in 2029 to allow ample time.

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Mike said...

This project really needs to be done, the overpass is congested as it is.

6/4/2019 12:39:07 PM


Sara Clance said...

I highly encourage this change. The flow of traffic after 150 highway going south bound on I49 is atrocious. All because of a 3 lane INTERSTATE turning into 2 lanes. The interstate sits at a standstill. Ive seen way too many accidents due to this. All which can be avoided. Expanding this and the developing city of Belton roads would be a tremendous help to our city and its residents. The roads in Belton city limits need a huge upgrade. Ive only lived in Belton just shy of 2 years and nothing has been done for these roads. Our vehicles are taking a hit, in turn, so are our bank accounts!

6/28/2019 12:23:40 PM


Terry Rivers said...

Need to make I-49 3 lanes all the way to Peculiar.

6/28/2019 12:24:46 PM


Brandon McIntosh said...

Im worried about the congestion on I49 starting from 150 to 155th when it goes from 3 lanes to 2 lanes with 2 on/off ramps within a quarter mile of each other. Soon the Southview Commerce Center development will be done with a supposed number of 1,400 slotted jobs that will be adding to that congestion. Right now the congestion is terrible. When the the development is done, it will be unbearable.

6/28/2019 12:25:32 PM


Tomi Holt said...

I support changes to this interchange and for increasing lanes on I-49 southbound from Y Hwy. I live neared the west side of Belton. I drive to Martin City and Leawood/Overland Park for Walmart, Sams Club, and other retail shopping to avoid 58 Hwy.

6/28/2019 12:37:03 PM


Bonnie Vail said...

I believe an improved exchange from I49 to 58 hwy should be made. I think the 3 lanes to two lanes after 155 should go to 3 lanes. As this causes accidents almost daily. Then it backs up to 150 hwy. and then the bridge should flow better. Keep in mind foot traffic across the bridge is frequent so that needs attention as well. 2030 is a long way away for this to happen I cannot imagine how bad its going to get after the new warehouse district is put in. Thank you

6/28/2019 12:41:15 PM


Mary said...

The intersection right by Mcdonalds is way too congested and its due to the chaos of the bridge. We need better system to filter cars through coming from Raymore to Belton and vice versa. Please fix this issue as any time you get a green light, you cant turn bc cars are trying to get to the other side of their light. Also, please make 49 a 3 lane highway all the way up til Peculiar as it cloggs up around 150th exit and creates 30 mins plus of traffic at times between 150 and 163

6/28/2019 12:45:07 PM


David Salmon said...

Yes please, M58 & I49. If you can’t afford to do it all at once, then start piece-mealing it.

6/28/2019 12:48:35 PM


Anthony W Ray said...

I believe this to be a necessary.

6/28/2019 12:49:56 PM


Shawna Daniels said...

This is absolutely needed for the City of Belton! I live near ALDI in Belton and it takes me between 20-25 minutes to get to the Proce Chopper in Raymore. I work 34 miles away and it takes me 40 minutes-how can a mere 5me drive take 25 minutes?! It’s all due to the extreme congestion at I49 and 58 highway! I fully support the need for a change to relieve the congestion.

6/28/2019 12:53:31 PM


Bryan said...

On the west side of I-49 eliminate the Peculiar Drive entrance to 58. Those drivers can take Cunningham Industrial Parkway. Move the light from the "McDonalds entrance" to Cunningham Industrial Parkway intersection. This alone would allow traffic to flow much better through that area. The East side is harder to alter because of the current commercial buildings and lack of existing roadways. From the east side to go south using Harmon Dr is a good way to go, but coming North on Harmon Drive and then left on 58 is a congestion point. One option is to eliminate northbound traffic on Harmon Dr past Burger King. Those drivers could take Dean Ave. The South Outer Rd on the north side of 58 is another chokepoint but since it has a hospital I dont think you would alter that roadway, but wrapping the road around the back of the car dealership and coming out on Aaron Lane would help spread traffic out along 58 highway. On the east side the problem is the lack of facing streets on the north and south side of 58. IMO, if you completed the work on the east side I think you would find all traffic flowing smoother through that intersection.

6/28/2019 12:53:40 PM


Madison Sands said...

I would like to see a change with this intersection. But nothing started for a better of a decade is kind of ridiculous.

6/28/2019 1:05:22 PM


Madison Sands said...

I would like to see a change with this intersection. But nothing started for a better of a decade is kind of ridiculous.

6/28/2019 1:05:22 PM


Lynda Anderson said...

Yes... the I-49/MO-58 interchange needs tji be modified. Too many lights in too short a distance. Please please please avoid plugging in roundabouts! There one at 150 drives everyone nuts. Yes...I-49 needs ti be expanded to lanes to Peculiar at the very least. Down to Harrisonville would be better. I understand this is out-of-scope, but if needs to be prioritized. Yes... the interchange at I-49/162nd is also needing work. I understand it is also out-of-scope, but it should also be prioritized. I live on the east side of I-49 and work in KC. It is almost easier and faster go take I-470 easy and travel Grandview city streets than if is to take the interstate.

6/28/2019 1:09:05 PM


Sarah Hanson said...

It’s an absolute nightmare. The timing of the lights is all messed up, especially for the amount of people traveling this route. 49 highway needs to be 3 lanes all the way to Peculiar instead of ending between 155th & 163rd. HWY 58 needs to be widened and the lights fixed. The lights need to be first priority.

6/28/2019 1:14:51 PM


Paul Rodden said...

I second what Bryan said at 6/28/2019 12:53:40 PM. Moving back lights on either side of the highway will make a huge difference. Bryan said... On the west side of I-49 eliminate the Peculiar Drive entrance to 58. Those drivers can take Cunningham Industrial Parkway. Move the light from the "McDonalds entrance" to Cunningham Industrial Parkway intersection. This alone would allow traffic to flow much better through that area. The East side is harder to alter because of the current commercial buildings and lack of existing roadways. From the east side to go south using Harmon Dr is a good way to go, but coming North on Harmon Drive and then left on 58 is a congestion point. One option is to eliminate northbound traffic on Harmon Dr past Burger King. Those drivers could take Dean Ave. The South Outer Rd on the north side of 58 is another chokepoint but since it has a hospital I dont think you would alter that roadway, but wrapping the road around the back of the car dealership and coming out on Aaron Lane would help spread traffic out along 58 highway. On the east side the problem is the lack of facing streets on the north and south side of 58. IMO, if you completed the work on the east side I think you would find all traffic flowing smoother through that intersection.

6/28/2019 1:17:40 PM


Alice Bosley said...

Totally agree this is needed. Also need an exit ramp at Lucy web to help relieve Raymore traffic

6/28/2019 1:17:40 PM


Angela Kraft said...

This intersection extremely needs help! It makes huge traffic backup both on the interstate and on 58 hwy.

6/28/2019 1:19:29 PM


Andrea Blackmer said...

I support the I49 project. Something NEEDS to be done. We lived in Belton for 9 years and the traffic congestion, accidents, and delays have only gotten worse as new businesses and population have moved to the area. We travel down this roadway daily, as we own a road side assistance company. With the heavy traffic and the congestion it makes it hard and dangerous to do our jobs to safely and quickly get broken down semis off the road. This project also needs to include 3 lanes all the way to Harrisonville, wider shoulders and increase the speed limit.

6/28/2019 1:23:26 PM


Jeremy Smith said...

There are several areas of concern when it comes to traffic in Belton. Starting at 49 south between 150 highway and 163rd. You have 49 going from 3 lanes to 2 lanes and you have 2 on ramps within 1/4 mile of each other. It creates a terrible traffic jam. With the new industrial park being developed that will create more traffic. As far as 58 highway goes....there are a lot of stop lights which hinder traffic and it only being 2 lanes on each side does not help. It needs to be widened and the traffic lights need to be addressed.

6/28/2019 1:26:58 PM


Mckenzie Weston said...

I completely support an upgrade to this intersection. We avoid it all costs due to the back up in the evening.

6/28/2019 1:46:10 PM


Matthew Scherer said...

The 58 and I-49 interchange has always congested traffic on our way to and from work. The volume of vehicles that pass through the area needs to be considered for this project proposal. Hwy lanes should not narrow to two lanes until after the 58 exit. Rush hour traffic backs up to the North miles before the exit ramp. I am happy to see this consideration.

6/28/2019 1:46:23 PM


James S Brady said...

Big problem is that you have people entering 49 South from 150 Highway and within a half mile you have the 155th street exit. Not soon after for whatever reason that will never make sense to me 49 South goes from 3 lanes to 2. Should have not had that happen until you atleast get past Peculiar. As for the original question . If your solution looks anything like what they have done in Lees Summit with a Divergent Diamond. Then Hell No I dont want it.

6/28/2019 1:47:58 PM


James Pryan said...

Its come to the point I dont use businesses that are located across this bridge because I dont want to deal with the traffic. My greatest fear is that someday an ambulance will get stuck in the gridlock that occurs and someone will die.

6/28/2019 1:58:26 PM


Rachel Jennings said...

The congestion through here is crazy. I live on the West side of Belton and sometimes in the afternoons, it takes an extra 15-20 minutes to get through the stop lights on 58 near I-49. Such an inconvenience that if I am out running errands, there have been times I would rather drive out of my way to avoid it and take my business elsewhere.

6/28/2019 1:58:36 PM


Courtney Weidman said...

I support a change to The highway project. Where highway 150 merges to highway 49 s, it also goes from being 4 lanes down to two. With a lot of people trying to avoid 435 this makes this highway so backed up and hard to drive through. Adding a lot longer commute times to a drive that a few years back was okay.

6/28/2019 2:00:18 PM


Courtney Weidman said...

I support a change to The highway project. Where highway 150 merges to highway 49 s, it also goes from being 4 lanes down to two. With a lot of people trying to avoid 435 this makes this highway so backed up and hard to drive through. Adding a lot longer commute times to a drive that a few years back was okay.

6/28/2019 2:00:19 PM


Susan yocom said...

Yes! we need this. Going to the east of 49 is a chore. Lights causes huge backups, cars are getting tied up and blocking intersections for cars in others directions to move. Its horrible!!

6/28/2019 2:03:09 PM


Jennifer Prodoehl said...

The intersection of I-49 and 58 hwy is in desperate need of refiguring. The flow through that area alone is not only confusing but irritating and time consuming!!! 58 hwy is in need of attention when it comes to the stop lights also. But maybe refiguring that intersection will help!

6/28/2019 2:18:46 PM


Brenda Pryor said...

I support This. Also making I-49 3 lanes all the way south to Peculiar.

6/28/2019 2:28:01 PM


Pamela Hennessey said...

Yes! The traffic is so bad we avoid going that direction whenever possible.

6/28/2019 2:36:41 PM


Ashlee Spillman said...

Support design

6/28/2019 2:40:53 PM


Philip West said...

Lived in Belton for 1.5 years. It took me 1.5 seconds to learn how to avoid that part of 58 at all costs, even if I was on fire. This project needed to happen years ago. Its congested on a Tuesday morning, Thursday afternoon, and basically at anytime on any day that ends in "Y".

6/28/2019 2:50:25 PM


Enter name herecorena Corena Clutter said...

I support the project.

6/28/2019 3:23:44 PM


Sarah Malcom said...

This bottleneck that connects two cities is in desperate need of attention. It causes backup for miles in both directions, creates a potential for accidents and in general hurts businesses in the area. Something must be done.

6/28/2019 3:40:18 PM


Krista Overstreet said...

I definitely encourage this! We need to implement three lanes from exit 150 to Peculiar. Also the overpass between Belton and Raymore definitely needs some attention. I suggest we look at how Stadium Rd in Columbia, MO did there over pass. Traffic flows so much easier it used to be similar to Belton over pass before the developed the new overpass.

6/28/2019 3:46:18 PM


Marjorie Wade said...

In full support of this project! I find myself driving far out of the way or rescheduling my day just to avoid that intersection!

6/28/2019 4:33:50 PM


James Montigny said...

58 hwy is congested because it is the only real east-west passage between and into Raymore and Belton. I49 needs to be widened from 155th to North Cass. Lucy Webb needs to be connected to 179th and I49. N Case needs an extension out to 187th. This will relieve 58 by better utilizing Dean and Mullen.

6/28/2019 4:35:44 PM


Cyndee Keal said...

Traffic is horrible at the highway. Always backed up no matter what time of day it is. Takes forever to get any where.

6/28/2019 5:12:52 PM


Natasha Schnell said...

Yes, all for it!

6/28/2019 5:23:10 PM


Rebecca said...

This is an absolute necessity and completely absurd to wait 11 years. This is something that should have been addressed and fixed 10 years ago.

6/28/2019 5:50:15 PM


Ken R said...

This project is way overdue and its scope is probably the busiest intersection in both Belton and Raymore. Lets get this done!

6/28/2019 6:36:54 PM


Niels Holbrook said...

The project is most definatley needed. Congestion is a serious issue for everyone. Please also consider adding a 3rd lane thru Belton to I49. If that is not feasible, please look at making the outside SB lane an exit only at 155th and then do a shifting taper to take the two inside lanes to line up with the existing thru lanes after the exit ramp. This eliminates the trap lane on SB and would improve efficiency and safety. Thank you.

6/28/2019 6:38:44 PM


Amy Taylor said...

I SUPPORT BELTON

6/28/2019 7:33:48 PM


Bob Morton said...

Diverging Diamond please. And extend I-49 3 lanes to Peculiar.

6/28/2019 7:33:57 PM


Terri Baune said...

I highly support this! There’s been so much growth in Belton and Raymore lately and this interchange just can’t keep up anymore.

6/28/2019 7:38:08 PM


Jim Dietz said...

I have worked the Lowe’s in Raymore for 13 years. This plan doesn’t adequately tell us what they are going to do to reduce the traffic congestion. Honestly the only way to reduce the congestion is to get rid of all of the stop lights that are every quarter of the mile near that intersection. Plus saying that it’s going to start 10 years from now you have no way of knowing what the traffic patterns are going to be then. It’s actually more important that you guys look at widening 49 all the way south to Harrisonville. And then you need to look at a flyover ramp going onto 13 to avoid the stoplight for all of the lake traffic. If you want to do this interchange, then let the public know what your plans will look like so then we can say whether or not they will be affective.

6/28/2019 7:45:47 PM


Rebecca McCracken said...

This is needed severely. The time constraints due to the inadequate number of lanes & poorly placed stoplights is a huge drain on the residents in this areas & our businesses. As a tax payer, it should happen & soon.

6/28/2019 8:04:39 PM


Laura Hotalling said...

Start with the timing of the stoplights - going northbound 71 to eastbound 58... Sometimes I have to sit through SEVERAL light cycles just to turn right! Intersection definitely needs improvement. Going from 3 to 2 lanes is a constant headache every day.

6/28/2019 8:32:06 PM


Lori Fox said...

The biggest issues in this area are that I-49 is too busy to just be 4 lanes wide, and that 58 is the only road that goes all the way through Belton/Raymore. If we had more intersecting side roads and more use of the outer roads, it would ease a lot of the congestion. Right now its the perfect storm of poorly timed traffic lights and no adjustment for growth. Please consider alternatives to the current situation.

6/28/2019 8:39:43 PM


Suzi Palmer said...

I fully support this project and think it’s way overdue. At the same time, I think I49 needs to be 3lanes all the way to Peculiar.

6/28/2019 9:31:41 PM


Brandon said...

One thing I think that would help congestion on 58 is build a bridge that connects Cambridge road to Lucy Webb road.

6/28/2019 9:32:09 PM


David Nichols David Nichols said...

What can I say not only does this intersection need immediate attention, so does I-49 from 150 to Belton Southbound as well. Not only that, highway 58 from Y highway East to Dean Parkway needs immediate attention as well,to start with Right hand turn lanes all along that route would greatly free up traffic flow by itself, Ive lived in this town 20 years, a trip into town use to take 5 or 6 minutes tops, now its easily a half hour on a good day, holidays try 30 to 45 minutes if not more, this whole route is something that needs ATTENTION NOW NOT LATER!! Thanks for the opportunity to be heard!!

6/28/2019 10:17:21 PM


Peggy Phillips said...

I fully support this project. This interchange is extremely dangerous as is. It often takes us 15-20 minutes to navigate through this in traffic. There are accidents daily.

6/28/2019 10:22:23 PM


Mason K Edmonds said...

As a life long citizen of Belton, I agree (and have thought for years) that something has to be done with the I-49 58 Highway interchange. Its worse than Intercity traffic with all the stop and go traffic. Im not asking for miracles, only a solution to a problem tha lt has been given Band-Aids for decades. With it being such a high traffic area, I know it would take a lot of time to do. Maybe adding 1 more lane each way would alleviate congestion.

6/28/2019 10:47:01 PM


Janice Finn said...

The traffic congestion on 58 through Belton is really bad at certain times of the day & is much worse at I49 & 58. I can’t even imagine how bad it will be by the time this would be done in 10 years. The need should be anticipated & prepared for rather than waiting till the need arises & then start making a plan. I know it all has to do with available funds. It just seems like like it could be planned a little better.

6/29/2019 12:19:31 AM


Lana Alexander said...

I support this!! We need the change as the cities are growing but the roads and interchanges are not. They are not meeting the needs of the growth

6/29/2019 3:21:29 AM


Kari Halterman said...

The traffic SB on I49 beginning at 150 needs addressed leading to 58hwy exit. There are not enough lanes for the traffic during the week at rush hour. 58hwy is the same way. Exit ramp is full and then sitting at lights with intersection blocked is a regular issue.

6/29/2019 6:58:12 AM


Sibyl Patton said...

I support this project. There are both traffic flow and safety issues because both the traffic on I-49 and the bridge crossing I-49 from Belton to Raymore become highly congested increasing delays for commuters and visitors alike. The highway lanes through that interchange should be increased to 3 all the way South to Peculiar as well.

6/29/2019 9:59:29 AM


Diane Bixby said...

I support this project. I have family who live in this area and I wont go there during times when traffic is heaviest because its dangerous. Even at other times, Im very alert to other drivers and their frustrations. I am a bicyclist, too, and thinking about this area for that, or walkers, is even more dangerous. I hope this project is a priority.

6/29/2019 10:06:11 AM


Mary Stewart said...

I love the fact this area is considered for redevelopment. Its discouraging to see it will be another 10+ years before any action will take place. What steps can be taken now?!

6/29/2019 1:20:10 PM


Mary Tarpley said...

I’m in favor of something needing to be done. Traffic is horrible all day long. I also think they need to make I49 3 lanes to peculiar too.

6/29/2019 2:50:44 PM


David Lawson said...

Something needs to be done to alleviate the congestion at 58 & I-49 but NO DIVERGING DIAMOND!. The lights need to be adjusted so traffic can flow better and something needs to be done about the cars blocking the intersections.

6/29/2019 5:23:48 PM


Paula Cotton said...

This project is a necessity to enhance safety in this growing commercial area. A large part of Cass county shops along this stretch. Additionally, the interchange is used daily for hospital and school transportation.

6/29/2019 7:26:42 PM


Mitchell w miller said...

Im all for it plus 49 needs to be 3 lanes all the way to Peculiar Missouri. But seriously why do we have to wait that long 2030 is a long time from now. I will be 47 years old by then. Thats too long to have to wait.

6/29/2019 11:12:36 PM


Joseph K Farrar said...

This intersection is not working. There are too many side roads opening onto 58 hwy at that intersection. traffic is constantly jammed up.

6/30/2019 8:57:43 AM


David said...

I support this project, it would be nice to see I-49 expanded from 2 la es to 3 lanes at least down to North Cass Parkway. Also the multitude of access point to 58 hwy consolidated right around the 58 I-49 interchange need to be addressed intersections are constantly being blocked by traffic trying to make the light while traveling from east and west preventing traffic from entering or exiting 58.

6/30/2019 11:31:59 AM


Nichole Goben said...

This is a very busy intersection. I feel like it’s a very unsafe and hostile driving environment, the intersection of 58 and I-49. I am surprised there aren’t more car accidents. This really needs to be a top priority for the safety everyone.

6/30/2019 1:32:02 PM


Nichole Goben said...

This is a very busy intersection. I feel like it’s a very unsafe and hostile driving environment, the intersection of 58 and I-49. I am surprised there aren’t more car accidents. This really needs to be a top priority for the safety everyone.

6/30/2019 1:32:02 PM


Sarah Vignery said...

I agree that changes do need to me made to the I-49/58 bridge Ian’s intersection. Although I am disappointed to hear that this projects start date is over a decade away. As a Raymore resident I typically will not shop in the Belton area due to the traffic and congestion in this area. While there are a great number of offerings in Belton I will frequently do my shopping in Lees Summit due to the traffic congestion, and higher risk of traffic accidents even if it is a further in distance. I also have friends that are unwilling to move to the Belton Raymore area due to the traffic and congestion In this area. I am hopefull that MODOT would consider addressing this project at an earlier date would as it could be beneficial for the growth and development of the Belton/Raymore area.

6/30/2019 2:04:37 PM


Jennifer Warne said...

I support this project. This intersection has been a hazard my entire life.

7/1/2019 6:47:08 AM


Jennifer Warne said...

I support this project. This intersection has been a hazard my entire life.

7/1/2019 6:47:10 AM


J sEnter name here said...

Yes I 100% support getting an extra lane. It is severely needed.

7/2/2019 6:15:02 AM


Ashley Busakula said...

This needs done now, not ten years from now.

7/2/2019 3:05:38 PM


Mike brown said...

I am in support of this project to improve this area. The highway and 58 hwy bridge has horrible traffic especially due to losing a lane after 155th street. Definitely have stop lights too close together and not enough lanes on 58 highway bridge.

7/4/2019 3:43:57 PM


Mike brown said...

I am in support of this project to improve this area. The highway and 58 hwy bridge has horrible traffic especially due to losing a lane after 155th street. Definitely have stop lights too close together and not enough lanes on 58 highway bridge.

7/4/2019 3:43:58 PM


Tami Pompilii said...

It is more important to get the traffic backing up daily on 71/49. 3rd lane should extend through all Belton exits. The time spent sitting here daily is frustrating and even worse when accident happen. Which there has been an increase of.

7/11/2019 11:04:46 AM


Tami Pompilii said...

10-20 years even 3 years is way to long. Something needs done now. Poor planning on a growing area. We will see people stop coming necause traffic is to bad.

7/11/2019 11:14:46 AM


Melissa Johnson said...

I support this project

7/11/2019 6:47:10 PM


Allyson Lawson said...

As a Belton resident, I dread this entire area. Its slow moving and ultimately dangerous. I support this project and hope itll be approved and started quickly.

8/7/2019 9:54:21 AM


Allyson Lawson said...

As a Belton resident, I dread this entire area. Its slow moving and ultimately dangerous. I support this project and hope itll be approved and started quickly.

8/7/2019 9:54:21 AM


Brandon McIntosh said...

The Interstate 49/ Route 58 Interchange Enhancement Project cannot be done without the premise of the I-49 Capacity Project (155th St. to North Cass Parkway) being done. The Interstate 49/ Route 58 Interchange Enhancement Project needs to have room for the extra lanes pre built and ready for the I-49 Capacity Project (155th St. to North Cass Parkway).

8/7/2019 10:09:30 AM


Robin Bellamy said...

I fully support revision of this structure and expansion of capability. Can we please time the lights appropriately through the area prior to the interchange so that traffic can flow smoothly? Traffic timing at this point is atrocious, with people backed up past the entrance to McDonalds all the time in peak time periods.

8/7/2019 12:26:50 PM


Robin Bellamy said...

I fully support revision of this structure and expansion of capability. Can we please time the lights appropriately through the area prior to the interchange so that traffic can flow smoothly? Traffic timing at this point is atrocious, with people backed up past the entrance to McDonalds all the time in peak time periods.

8/7/2019 12:26:51 PM


Doug Coursey said...

I drive this route multiple times daily between home and work & multiple other trips throughout the day for work. During the morning 8 a.m. commute to work is a nightmare due to the daily 1/2 mile long line of traffic trying to get onto I-49 Northbound. Then the noon lunch rush hour its all but impossible to get across hwy 58 or North ave. in Belton due to all the traffic backup. Then you can add the 4:00 pm till about 6:00 p.m. rush hour thats a total nightmare which is very difficult to get onto 58 just to enter the daily 15-20 minute traffic jam to get across Raymore to get home every night. A diverging diamond interchange like the one just constructed at M0-291 & M0-50 would be the best thing that could ever happen to this community. I also believe the 3rd lane of I-49 South needs to be stretched to go South to North Cass Parkway before merging back into 2 lanes. This are of Cass County has far and fastly outgrown the roadways & a projection date of 2030 is just insane to think we will have to endure this mess every day for an additional 10 more years. Its only going to get worse as Belton/Raymore keep growing.

8/7/2019 12:33:51 PM


Colin Froelich said...

This absolutely needs to be completed. Traffic across the bridge is terrible, especially during the afternoon.

8/7/2019 12:44:42 PM


Jacob Mayberry said...

The stop lights on the east side of 49 are the problem. If they were in sync for one I think it would fix part of it. And then get rid of a couple of the intersections and that should help also.

8/7/2019 12:53:05 PM


Ray Dlugolecki said...

This project is extremely important for two of the fastest growing communities in the Kansas City region. The current traffic pattern is not necessarily conducive to the traffic we have not, let alone accommodate future growth in these two communities. I feel like this is a worthy investment to help us get ahead of what will be a nightmare scenario should action not be taken.

8/7/2019 12:59:06 PM


Kimberly Morris said...

The traffic in Belton, Raymore, and further south is only going to get worse. We really need to go ahead and expand I-49. Also 58 with all the lights is a nightmare in the morning. Lets get ahead of the curve to help the traffic in this area.

8/7/2019 4:59:06 PM


Josh Henderson said...

When you made the exit lane to Hwy 58, why didnt you change the whole interchange?? Could of joined on ramp from 163rd st/Hwy Y to offramp at 58!! Oh I forgot HORRIBLE PLANNING!!!

8/7/2019 5:34:30 PM


Melissa S said...

This is necessary and needed far sooner than a 2030 deadline.

8/7/2019 7:42:02 PM


Josh C. said...

Drive home from Front street in Kansas City to 155th is 40-60 minutes. 24 miles and the last 2 miles on 1-49 south takes 20+ of those minutes. I-49 Southbound three lanes needs extended to Cass Parkway. The need of adding Cass Parkway interchange due to the population exceeding 40,000 between Raymore and Belton with just three interchanges was realized but the bottleneck on the highway was not. They need to rename section of I-49 south leading up to the lane reduction as the ****s Parking Lot. Replacing **** with person that approved the 3rd lane ending before 58 hwy.

8/8/2019 7:45:21 AM


Ron Hazelrigg said...

Please raise the priority on this project. There are many times you can’t get through there now so I can’t imagine how bad this would be in 10 years without some major changes. Try driving through there on a Saturday at noon. I have tried to leave Harbor Freight many times and the traffic back up never clears up enough to let me out. I would suggest a diamond interchange.

8/8/2019 8:22:35 AM


Cristee Hodgson said...

Our little town of Belton is growing so quickly that the roads are just too small anymore. Traffic in the morning and evening has become very hectic and involves giving yourself a lot of extra time due to sitting and waiting in lines of cars. Improvements to all of the are would make a huge impact for all local citizens and visitors

8/8/2019 10:35:48 AM


Stephen Hoffman said...

I purposely avoid the bridge now due to the high traffic, please consider addressing this issue sooner than 2030.

8/8/2019 3:17:37 PM


Brock Thompson said...

This is an urgent need and should be reprioritized given our population growth and a large increase of traffic from the various warehouse distribution centers being built between 58hwy and 150 hwy. In the meantime we need to reduce the number of streets that directly feed to 58 hwy, update 58hwy to 3 lanes each direction, time lights (including lights with sensors, Culvers) and introduce more turning lanes . The latter may be easier to accomplish in a shorter time span. in a shorter time span.

8/8/2019 7:33:18 PM


Sherri Davis said...

Please make this a priority project it would be so nice to take the exit from 49 to 58 southbound and not be afraid you would get run over by the cars behind you. There is so much congestion on the entrance ramp and exit ramps

8/8/2019 10:08:41 PM


Robert E Higinbotham said...

No No No. Way too much money wasted in this City

8/9/2019 3:48:58 PM


Joseph Klopper said...

If you have ever gone across this bridge youll know just how much it needs done. It can take 20 minutes to cross this bridge during rush hour, plan accordingly

8/10/2019 9:59:08 PM


Michael V said...

The topography favors an UNDERPASS reonnecting Cambridge and Lucy Webb. Also, has anyone consideted reconnecting the two segmrnts of Mullen via a viaduct?

8/11/2019 7:51:19 PM


Robert Mayo said...

Long overdue. Please make this happen as soon as possible.

8/12/2019 4:01:57 PM


Todd Krass said...

The population growth combined with traffic count demands improvements to this interchange. Access to the hospital is hindered from all directions. Time Critical Diagnosis protocols saves lives. It is time for this project to be approved.

8/15/2019 1:35:57 PM


Patrick Avila said...

This project is critical to safe, timely and appropriate access to Belton Regional Medical Center... for EMS and for those coming in of their own accord.

8/15/2019 2:43:20 PM


Michael M. said...

This is a high priority interchange with a hospital located directly off the interchange. Accessing the hospital is challenging at certain hours due to congestion at the traffic lights. As a physician at the hospital, I feel it is important that everyone has safe, easy access available at all times to the hospital. This project should be prioritized with a goal of work done/completed prior to a decade from now.

8/16/2019 7:40:30 AM


Amanda Smith said...

Can you please make a good right turn lane from 58 onto the outer road- where the hospital entrance is? It is so difficult to turn right because everyone uses that to get into the on ram for highway 71 that it completely occludes the right turn lane into a HOSPITAL.

8/16/2019 2:30:13 PM


Linda B said...

I support this project as I believe this will decrease accidents and make it safer for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians to cross. I avoid this bridge to go to work and go a round about way. Also another individual noted looking out the windows that there appears to be a divot on the northeastern side of the bridge within the grassy area that looks like it could become a landslide.

8/18/2019 12:11:23 AM


Glennda DeRousse said...

I highly recommend this project. This area is always extremely congested and has been for many years. This project would make it easier/faster for our patients to get to the hospital especially when time is crucial. I travel 49 north to work and have to take an alternate route because I have to cross over 3 lanes to turn left to get to the hospital. It is very difficult to get over into the left turning lane due to congestion and people driving fast. It put me at risk for dangerous wreck. I have worked at Belton Regional Medical Center for 25 yrs and I have seen numerous wrecks on this bridge. This project is so needed to protect the people in this community, and anyone traveling to this community from possible fatal or life alternating events be it medical, motor vehicle accidents, pedestrians walking or riding bikes. Please help us keep lives safe!! Thank you

8/18/2019 12:52:40 AM


 


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