Summary of Gladstone Parkway (68th Street)

Gladstone

Contact Information

Organization: Gladstone
Contact person: Timothy Nebergall
Title: Public Works Director
Phone: 816-436-5442
E-mail: timn@gladstone.mo.us
Organization address: 4000 NE 76th Street
  GLADSTONE, MO    64119


General Information

1. Project name: Gladstone Parkway (68th Street)
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Gladstone, Clay County, MO
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Gladstone City limits at at approximately N. Broadway and NW 68th Street to N. Oak Trafficway and NE 70th Street.
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Freight * Transit )
Project will provide a direct connection to/from N. Oak Trafficway and downtown Gladstone to/from Highway 169 for motorists, transit, bikes/pedestrians, and limited freight. Project will include a new 2-lane parkway, sidewalks/trails, intersection treatments, and resource conservation/improvements.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System operations and management * Ecosystem Restoration )
7. Project sponsor: Timothy A. Nebergall
timn@gladstone.mo.us
816-436-5442
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $13000000
9. Project description: Project will provide a direct connection to/from N. Oak Trafficway and downtown Gladstone to/from Highway 169. Amenities will serve motorists, pedestrians, transit users, bicyclists, and limited freight. Project will improve traffic safety at the intersection of N. Broadway and NW 68th Street. Project will include a 10ft wide concrete trail that will ultimately connect the Shoal Creek Trail System to the Line Creek Trail system via NW 68th Street and the Linden Connector. Improves access to downtown KCMO, downtown airport, and KCI. Improves connectivity to N Oak which is currently being studied by KCATA for BRT expansion. Improves access to neighborhoods such as Hamilton Heights. Serves environmental justice tracts along N. Broadway and N. Oak.
10. Scope: Project will consist of a 2-lane parkway configuration with intersection improvements at N. Broadway. A 5 ft sidewalk is proposed on the north side and a 10 ft trail is proposed on the south side. Environmental and landscape enhancements will include tree preservation where applicable, planting of new trees, and construction a trailhead. Total Project Length = 3500 feet
11. Project schedule: Alignment Study - 2008 Preliminary Environmental Work - 2024 10 foot wide concrete trail - 2024 Property/Easement Acquistion - 2024 Parkway Construction - 2029

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Pete Hall said...

Enter comment here this project will be have a very positive impact not only on the city of Gladstone but the surrounding communities in the metro northland. I think the start date should be moved forward several years to begin taking advantage of the benefits of the projects to the area residents.

9/4/2019 10:28:35 AM


Pete Hall said...

Enter comment here this project will be have a very positive impact not only on the city of Gladstone but the surrounding communities in the metro northland. I think the start date should be moved forward several years to begin taking advantage of the benefits of the projects to the area residents.

9/4/2019 10:28:35 AM


Larry Thrasher said...

If 10 foot trail is also for bikes I would say yes. This would take some of the traffic off of 72nd St as well

9/4/2019 12:14:06 PM


Greg Strasser said...

About time.

9/4/2019 3:14:14 PM


Diane Kruse said...

This will be an ideal solution and easy access to downtown Gladstone Move forward!

9/4/2019 8:40:06 PM


Jason Sharpsteen said...

I am happy to see that the change is being made. I am hopeful that will make the current road safer. There are many wrecks near the quick trip with people coming down broadway at high speeds. Access to Gladstone will also be very helpful!

9/5/2019 12:04:24 PM


Carol Suter said...

This project is critical for the economic vitality of the downtown area. More direct access to 169 will enhance access for customers, suppliers, owners, police, fire, EMS. This new route will reduce traffic at Broadway/72nd and thus reduce accidents there.

9/5/2019 3:13:43 PM


Mike Ebenroth said...

Any time we can add an additional access to Hwy 169 and downtown Gladstone is a win win.

9/6/2019 11:46:03 AM


Ronald Guglielmino said...

This is the most important project to strengthen the economic development of downtown Gladstone, and of the city. It would provide a direct link to the downtown area from the only freeway facility (US 169) on the west edge of the city. The project was conceived during the Gladstone-On-The-Move strategic planning process in 1995. Completion, along with appropriate new signage, will allow access for thousands of persons from throughout the metro area who previously had no means other than arterial streets to access Gladstone.

9/6/2019 12:00:11 PM


Jim Olshefski said...

Very worthwhile project that is long overdue and cannot be completed soon enough!

9/9/2019 3:16:19 PM


Alicia Hommon said...

This project looks amazing and is desperately needed for our community. Not only will it give much easier access to the businesses and downtown community of Gladstone, supporting the economic growth of this City, but it will also drastically cut down on the number of traffic incidents at that intersection of Broadway and 68th/169

9/13/2019 4:54:41 PM


Eugene Suter said...

This new access road will do a great deal to take traffic off 72nd St. It provides an much needed access to Gladstone off US169. The new trail would connect this part of Gladstone to other Northland trails. This project should be expeditied as soon as possible.

9/22/2019 9:50:28 PM


Jean Moore said...

This Parkway will have a positive impact on Gladstones downtown and give the public greater accessibility to our City. A long-identified need!

10/9/2019 4:24:02 PM


 


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