Summary of Metropolitan Avenue Improvements

Unified Government

Contact Information

Organization: Unified Government
Contact person: Michael Farley
Title: Planner
Phone: 913-573-5764
Organization address: 701 N 7th St Trfwy
  Kansas City, KS    66101

General Information

1. Project name: Metropolitan Avenue Improvements
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Kansas City, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Interstate-635 to 55th Street
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * None )
The project will improve and expand Metropolitan Avenue is key areas that have been identified as points of congestion, in need of repair, or vital in creating a stronger and better-connected multimodal system.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement )
7. Project sponsor: Michael Farley
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $41250000
9. Project description: As Metropolitan Avenue is one of the major east-west thoroughfares in Kansas City, Kansas, the project is intended to serve many different users. However, there will be greater emphasis establish a multimodal transportation paradigm on Metropolitan Avenue in order to create more organic acceptance and normalization of biking, walking, and using public transportation on and around Metropolitan Avenue.
10. Scope: The project will address the two-lane Metropolitan Avenue between the I-635 interchange and South 55th Street. Pedestrian and cyclist countermeasures will be established to make the road safe for all types of users. Safety countermeasures may include designated bike lanes with a median or barrier between the lanes and designated car lanes, sidewalks with a ROW buffer before the street, or visual/environmental cues to slow driving speeds.
11. Project schedule: The project area is approximately 1.34 miles. About one half of the improvements could be completed in the Summer and Fall of 2020, and the other half of the area could be completed by the Fall of 2021.

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Angela Markley said...

This road is heavily traveled by all vehicle types and by pedestrians and bicyclists. Improvements would greatly increase the safety of this road, and act as a quality of life improvement for thousands of daily users.

5/14/2019 9:32:56 AM

Nancy Blockmon said...

This will be a very welcomed inprovement as this is our main street in the southern portion of our city.

5/14/2019 10:22:09 AM

RJ Samuels jr said...

There are streets that need to be one way only ie 38th between Metropolitan & Strong would be a great start !

5/14/2019 12:15:57 PM

R.J. Samuels jr. said...

These narrow streets are dangerous and God forbid that a tragedy has to happen before these streets are made one way !

5/14/2019 12:20:48 PM

Eunice Bremenkamp said...

I think the improvements on Metropolitan Ave are over due. The street is not pedestrian or bicycle safe. My grandson had to walk in ditches to be safe when he lived in the area.

5/14/2019 12:34:54 PM

Rocki Mayes said...

We are in such need of sidewalks along Metropolitan Avenue! Many pedestrians walk up and down this street daily. Also, there are children from Turner Middle School and Turner High School that walk to school there. Putting in sidewalks would make it a much safer place to walk.

5/14/2019 1:20:15 PM

karen said...

Can not wait. We could use the improvement and safety

5/14/2019 1:34:27 PM

karen said...

Can not wait. We could use the improvement and safety

5/14/2019 1:34:28 PM

BILL Rogers said...

I agree a better road will allow for KCK Police to respond quicker to crime such as domestic violence quicker

5/15/2019 6:22:00 PM


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