Summary of Intersection of YY Hwy, Peculiar Drive and Summerskill Road


Contact Information

Organization: Peculiar
Contact person: Carl M. Brooks, PE, CFM
Title: City Engineer
Phone: 8167792228
Organization address: 250 S. Main Street
  Peculiar, MO    64078

General Information

1. Project name: Intersection of YY Hwy, Peculiar Drive and Summerskill Road
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Peculiar and Cass County Missouri
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: The askewed intersection of Hwy YY, Peculiar Drive and Summerskill Road located in Peculiar MO; connecting Missouri state routes Hwy YY and Peculiar Drive, and the City of Peculair‘s Summskill Road; improving the askewed 4-way intersection into a roundabout intersection. The City’s 2008 Comprehensive Plan did identify the askew intersection as a secondary transportation priority. Peculiar’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan update identified the askewed intersection of Hwy YY, Peculiar Drive and Summerskill Road as an important capital improvement, within the city limits of Peculiar. With the I-49/Peculiar Way interchange completed, the askewed intersection of Hwy YY, Peculiar Drive and Summerskill Road is one of the City’s top transportation priorities. This project is the next step following the Peculiar’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan update, which developed the intersection alignment options and recommended the option the City is pursuing with this project.
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Freight * Highway/Roadway * Transit )
Highway: The askewed intersection of Hwy YY, Peculiar Drive and Summerskill Road will provide interconnectivity between Hwy YY, Peculiar Drive and Summerskill Road. The askewed intersection will serve several devolpments in the area and provide relief for existing traffic problems in the center of the City. Transit: A principal user of the intersection will be the Raymore-Peculiar School District, which has a sprawling campus north and east of the askewed intersection of Hwy YY, Peculiar Drive and Summerskill Road. Bike: The intersection will be equipped with a bike route promoting non-vechical traffic to and from a new commercial center, local neighborhoods, and the School District campus. The lack of a roadway along Hwy YY, Peculiar Drive and Summerskill Road is a major barrier to non-motorozied travel and the proejct will provide a roadway mitigating this barrier. Pedestrian: The intersection will allow for pedestrian traffic.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) )
7. Project sponsor: Carl M. Brooks, PE, CFM
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $500000
9. Project description: Improvements to the askewed intersection of Hwy YY, Peculiar Drive and Summerskill Road could be to consider a roundabout as an option. A dual lane roundabout that incorporates the intesections of Hwy YY (west leg), Peculiar Drive (north and south legs) and Summerskill Road (east leg). This configuration provided a more direct route for east/west traffic between at Peculiar Drive. The proposed roundabout would require significant property acquisition. The improvements at the askewed intersection of Hwy YY, Peculiar Drive and Summerskill Road are proposed in conjunction with the completed new interchange at Peculiar Way & I-49 (formerly known as 211th Street and U.S. 71 Highway); and in conjunction with Peculiar Way (West)/211th Street (East) from Y Hwy to J Hwy. The Peculiar Way (West)/211th Street (East) project will be a separate Regional Transportation 2050 project submission. Peculiar’s future land-use plan calls for this area to be connected to the City’s future commercial center. Peculiar Drive will be a primary north/south traffic mover connected to this center, along the west part of Peculiar; and will serve as one planned segment of a major collector road linking the City with cities and counties to the north and south. This is a project request so the repairs/upgrades will take place during the construction phase. When completed, the roundabout intersection will be a major collector Complete Street.
10. Scope: A dual lane roundabout intersection could be constructed. This includes a curb and gutter section. A Pedestrian/Bicycle path will be provided around the entire roundabout and will connect to the existing Pedestrian/Bicycle along the west side of Peculiar Drive, and north of YY Hwy. The funding for this project would be provided by local agencies. Safety outcomes will occur during the construction phase, which could include paved shoulders and edge line/center line rumble strips. The construction phase will upgrade the existing asphalt road, within the limits of the dual lane roundabout intersection.
11. Project schedule: This project could be either a Design-Build or a traditional design, advertise, bid, award and construct project so the result will be technical design and construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates for the intersection improvements. Below is a typ. schedule for a design-bid-construct Award: Oct 2030; City releases RFQ for design firms: Nov 2030; RFQ responses due: Dec 2030; City evaluates submitted RFQ documents: Dec 2030; City Board of Aldermen approves the selected RFQ: Jan 2031; Winning firm receives the notice to proceed: Mar 2031; Winning firm completes final plan: Sept 2031; Peculiar Planning Commission approval: Nov 2031; City Board of Aldermen accepts the final plan: Dec 2031; Bid: Jan 2032; BOA Acceptance of bid: Feb 2032; Notice to Proceed: Apr 2032; Start of Construction: May 2032; Substantial Completion: Sept 2032; Completion: Oct 2032; Project closed out: On or before Nov 2032

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Submitted comments

Holly Stark said...

This is a dangerous intersection and as residential growth and increased traffic count. There needs to be a change to align and fix this interchange

5/20/2019 7:21:29 PM

Pat Trembly said...

This is badly needed for safety concerns - almost a blind intersection.

5/29/2019 4:10:38 PM

Amanda Brooks said...

This is a very dangerous intersection. There is a major blind spot that needs addressed immediately.

5/30/2019 12:54:48 PM

Teri Overton said...

This is a dangerous intersection that needs to be reconfigured ASAP. A roundabout or four- way stop light or significant straightening of the YY / Summerskill would definitely improve traffic flow and public safety.

6/24/2019 3:02:15 PM

Kimberly Weedin said...

Concerning. People have forgotten basic driving skills and it is more heavily traveled which is setting the scene for safety concerns. I see it a lot at this intersection

7/1/2019 9:16:22 PM

Alexandria Coleman said...

As a resident of the neighborhood northeast of this intersection I can tell you a change is much needed. I hear screaching tires coming from the area almost daily. It is also very unsafe for pedestrians to cross the street to connect to the trail. This should be a priority.

7/2/2019 5:09:42 PM

Amanda Madden said...

This intersection is very dangerous. It needs to either be straightened out between summerskill and yy or the proposed roundabout to help with the flow of traffic. As the neighborhood just to the NE continues to develop there is heavier traffic that just aggravates an already bad situation.

7/5/2019 4:40:19 AM

Ted Ingalls said...

The horizontal and vertical geometry of the current intersection layout is poor for traffic in all directions due to the skewed angle. In addition, the rail trail that currently dead ends in the SW quadrant of the intersection will soon be extended northward across YY, but due to the large curb return turn radii required to navigate the turning movements of the skewed intersection, the trail will not have a safe location to cross YY. A roundabout is a perfect solution to these issues.

7/24/2019 12:41:21 PM


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