Summary of 18th Street Bridge Replacement


Project Number: 1302
Organization: KDOT
Project Name: 18th Street Bridge Replacement
City(ies), County(ies), State: Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas
Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: US-69
Primary Project Mode: Bridge 
Supplementary Project Mode(s): * Freight * Highway/Roadway )
Replacement of this existing infrastructure will ensure that transit buses, motorists and freight will have a safe facility to carry them over the Kansas River along US-69.
Project Purpose: * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement * System operations and management )
Project Description: The intent of this project is to replace a bridge that is near its useful life--which was extended by extensive repairs in 2018. Motorists and freight will be the primary users of this bridge carrying them across the Kansas River. Peak/midday transit service is provided by UGT/KCATA along the 18th Street Corridor. Additional transit riders may also become users of the facility should a higher level of service be implemented along the corridor in the future. The bridge spans both the Kansas River and BNSF rail lines. There is a potential for bike/ped users to be accommodated, on the bridge but this is largely unknown at this time and is pending the outcome of the18th Street Bridge Replacement Study.
Scope: This is a bridge project and a replacement of existing infrastructure along a yet to be determined alignment. Built in 1959, the 18th Street Bridge is one of the few remaining deck trusses on the state system. It has undergone numerous rehabilitations over the life of the bridge.
Funding Source: KDOT
Total Budget in 2019 Dollars: $60,000,000
Total Budget in Year of Expenditure dollars (YOE): $93,600,000
Decade: 2030
Application Score: 56
Constrained / Illustrative: Constrained
Priority: Rehab
Adds Capacity: No

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Jim Schraeder said...

It seems short sighted to replace the bridge / viaduct without also vastly improving the interchanges at each end of the project, namely Kansas Avenue and Ruby/Metropolitan

10/25/2019 8:10:17 PM


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