Summary of 39th Street Improvements - West City Limits to Crysler Avenue


Contact Information

Organization: Independence
Contact person: Anne Verhulst
Phone: 816-325-7616
Organization address: 111 E Maple
  Independence, MO    64050

General Information

1. Project name: 39th Street Improvements - West City Limits to Crysler Avenue
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Independence, Jackson, Missouri
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Intersections within the 39th Street project limits are US 40 Highway, Blue Ridge Boulevard, Sterling Avenue & Crysler Avenue.
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Transit )
The goal of the project is to better serve all transportation modes, provide more interconnectivity between multimodal options (including bicycle and pedestrian connections to existing bus routes at US 40 Highway and Sterling Avenue) and improve freight movement along US 40 Highway by providing viable, safe alternatives to motorized vehicles for area transportation system users.
6. Project Purpose: * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement * System operations and management )
7. Project sponsor: Kati Horner Gonzalez, City Engineer
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $4000000
9. Project description: This project is a continuation of the first phase of improvements to the 39th Street corridor. The first phase (Noland Road to Crysler Avenue) was completed in 2011. The project would include a 3-lane roadway (2 vehicle traffic through lanes and a center turn lane), on-road bike lanes for cyclists on each side of the street and an ADA-compliant sidewalk for pedestrians and mobility aid users. The bicycle lanes and the sidewalks would improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists. Also included in the scope of this project are drainage improvements with curb and gutter and a new storm sewer system. This project supports ongoing investments in the area. The construction of the project will create a safer route for residents in neighborhoods along the corridor to nearby activity centers using alternative transportation choices and motorized vehicles, thereby allowing residents to age in place.
10. Scope: Travel modes that will be served by the project are motorized vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians and mobility aid users. The project limits are approximately one mile in length and would be two through lanes with a center turn lane (three lanes total). Sidewalks and bicycle facilities would be constructed along with a storm sewer system and tree planting and preservation would be implemented when feasible. Each intersection will be studied to determine if turn lanes need to be provided for safety. The expected outcome would be a more user-friendly transportation system that provides social equity by accommodating users regardless of their physical or financial condition.
11. Project schedule: Phase I (Noland Road to Crysler Avenue) of the 39th Street Improvements Project was completed in 2011. Phase II (Crysler Avenue to Sterling Avenue) would be completed by 2030. Phase III (Sterling Avenue to US 40 Highway) would be completed by 2040.

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