Summary of Ward Road & Persels Road Intersection Improvements

Lees Summit

Contact Information

Organization: Lees Summit
Contact person: Michael Park
Title: City Traffic Engineer
Phone: 8169691800
Organization address: 220 SE Green Street
  Lees Summit, MO    64063

General Information

1. Project name: Ward Road & Persels Road Intersection Improvements
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Lees Summit, Jackson County, Missouri
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Intersection of Ward Road and Persels Road
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation )
The project will connect to a Sustainable Places Corridor, Bikeway Plan, Greenway Plan, and improve traffic operations, safety and access for all users through revised roadway alignments, traffic signal consolidation, pedestrian and bicycle facility improvements, and the addition of turn lanes.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System operations and management )
7. Project sponsor: Michael Park
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $2500000
9. Project description: Widen Ward Road for left-turn lanes and re-align the north Persels intersection to match the south Persels intersection (an existing offset intersection controlled by two traffic signals in close proximity), consolidate traffic signals and improve pedestrian and bicycle access. The crossing of Ward Road is a walking route to elementary and middle schools and the Rock Island Corridor Trail crosses this intersection as well. Motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, freight and transit riders will benefit from these improvements.
10. Scope: The project includes intersection improvements, permanent traffic signal to replace two span wire traffic signals, bike/ped facilities, roadway realignment and turn lanes that extend from the intersection several hundred feet in each direction of travel.
11. Project schedule: Design and Construction 2023-2026

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