Summary of Truman Road Improvements - Vista Avenue to M-7 Highway


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: Truman Road Improvements - Vista Avenue to M-7 Highway
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Independence, Jackson, Missouri
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Truman Road is Missouri Route 12. Intersections with other routes include Route M-78 (23rd Street) and M-7 Highway at the east terminus of the project. Other significant intersections are at Little Blue Parkway and future Jackson Drive (east of existing Van Maele Road). The intersections at M-78 and Little Blue Parkway have already been constructed, but may require minor modifications.
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Bridge * Freight )
The project will construct sidewalks and bicycle facilities to encourage active transportation for area pedestrians and bicyclists. Truman Road Improvements includes an area that encompasses a planned regional bike route between M-291 Highway and M-78 Highway. The project area does not contain an identified freight route, but the improvements would facilitate a more direct route for freight movement to the east toward M-7 Highway to the east from the existing industrial areas at Vista Avenue and at M-78 Highway.
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: $35000000
9. Project description: The project will improve existing Truman Road (Route 12) from two lanes to four lanes. Curb and gutter, sidewalks, bicycle facilities, storm sewers, a bridge, street lights, relocated power lines and all necessary turn lanes will be constructed. At this time, there is no transit route along this area of Truman Road, but improvements to the roadway (which currently has a more rural design with shoulders and ditches) would make transit routes possible in the future as the area continues to develop. Existing industrial areas along Truman Road would have a viable alternate freight access point to the east of M-78 at M-7 Highway. A new four lane bridge would replace an obsolete two lane bridge over the Little Blue River, just east of the Little Blue Parkway intersection. The new bridge would include dedicated bicycle and pedestrian facilities. There would also be a connection point to the Little Blue Trace Park along the Little Blue River.
10. Scope: Approximately 5 miles of four lane motorist roadway, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, a bridge over the Little Blue River with connection to an existing bikeway/trail along the river and improved freight movement infrastructure would be constructed.
11. Project schedule: Phase I (Vista Avenue to Little Blue Parkway) estimate for implementation would by 2040. Phase II (Little Blue Parkway to M-7 Highway) would be estimated to be implemented by 2050.

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