Summary of Line Creek Parkway (formerly Waukomis Drive) Complete Streets Project Segment 1

Kansas City, MO

Contact Information

Organization: Kansas City, MO
Contact person: Wes Minder
Title: Innovation Engineer
Phone: 816-513-6977
Organization address: 414 E. 12th Street
  Kansas City, MO    64106

General Information

1. Project name: Line Creek Parkway (formerly Waukomis Drive) Complete Streets Project Segment 1
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Kansas City, Platte County, MO
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Waukomis Drive from NW 62nd Street and terminate at NW 68th Street
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Bridge * Transit )
The project will reconstruct Waukomis Drive (formerly MO AA) which was built in 1942 as an unimproved two lane farm road to a two lane with turn lanes urban complete street Parkway from Line Creek Park at NW 62nd Street and terminate at NW 68th Street. It will rebuild the corridor at grade and within existing right of way and add a ten foot multipurpose trail. Project will be wholly within an environmental justice tract and on ATA transit Route 234.
6. Project Purpose: * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement * System operations and management * Ecosystem Restoration )
7. Project sponsor: James Wang
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $18000000
9. Project description: Complete street reconstruction of the existing Waukomis Drive Road from NW 62nd Street to NW 68th Street to a modern complete street parkway which will become Line Creek Parkway. The existing road was built in 1942 by MoDOT and subsequently the section north of I-29 was transferred to KCMO. Project will provide a sidewalk on one side of the street, a ten foot multi-purpose path on the other, a two lane grass median divided parkway with turn lanes as necessary and on-street bike facilities. The project will connect the residents of the Line Creek Valley to Line Creek and Hopewell Elementary Schools and allow a safe route to school and will also connect to the Line Creek Trail, Line Creek Community Center, Line Creek Park, and the Englewood Boulevard complete street reconstruction currently underway. Project will include proper street lighting necessary for an urban area, safe transit stops for ATA users, and storm water mitigation. It may be a joint with Platte County taking as previous phases of Waukomis Drive/Line Creek Parkway upgrades have occurred.
10. Scope: Project reconstructs Waukomis Drive, originally built in the 1910’s as the St. Joe to Kansas City Interurban Railroad and then built in 1942 as Missouri Route AA, as Line Creek Parkway. The Parkway will be a two lane parkway with median and on-street bike lanes with a multi-use trail on the east side and a sidewalk on the west side. It will be designed to maintain the character of the area as desired by residents during the Line Creek Area and Development planning process. Project will include constructing an urban complete street with sidewalks, streetlights, bike lanes, curbing, storm drainage system, and rebuilding three bridge culverts which have no side protection. The project will serve both Hopewell and Line Creek Elementary Schools and is wholly within an environmental justice tract.
11. Project schedule: Project is estimated to start sometime between 2021 and 2030. Pre-design has been completed on the Kansas City section.

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