Summary of Leavenworth Rd. Corridor Improvements Projects, 78th Street to K-7

Unified Government

Contact Information

Organization: Unified Government
Contact person: Brandon E Grover
Title: Project Manager
Phone: 913-573-5704
Organization address: 701 N. 7th St, Suite 712
  Kansas City, KS    66101

General Information

1. Project name: Leavenworth Rd. Corridor Improvements Projects, 78th Street to K-7
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Leavenworth Road and Interstate 435, Leavenworth Road and Kansas Highway 7
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation )
These projects are a continuation of two projects that the UG has been awarded in recent years on Leavenworth Road from 38th Street to 78th Street. Each phase of the current projects included improvement to the roadway itself, as well as improvements to the bike/pedestrian facilities along the stretch. Also included were improvements to transit stops and creating of new routing along this corridor. These improvements would continue in future phases that would connect the Western portion of the county
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System operations and management )
7. Project sponsor: Unified Government of WYCO/KCK
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $80000000.00
9. Project description: The primary users of these improvements will be daily motorists, as this route serves as a major connection route for K-12 schools, local park traffic, and residents utilizing the commercial facilities long Leavenworth Road. Secondary to daily local traffic, recent developments, and those currently in planning stages, have opened portions of this corridor to larger light industrial traffic. All improvements that will be made will also add elements to improve the walking and biking abilities along this corridor.
10. Scope: The overall length of this corridor is approximately 7.5 miles of varying current roadway widths and conditions. One of the main goals of these projects would to create a more uniform roadway profile that provides effective and efficient travel for every day users and larger commercial type traffic as well. In order to accomplish this, portions of this corridor would be looked at for potential “road diet”, appropriate signal timings, routing signage, bike/ped trail access along the corridor (and to near by community centers or point of interest). The characteristics of this corridor would change from the older rural standard to a look that has a more modern section.
11. Project schedule: a. As previously mentioned, this is a continuation of two projects that the UG has been working on in recent years. The first of the two phase will be completed in 2019 with the second to complete in 2021. It is anticipated that future improvement to this corridor would begin within the next 5 years and phased in approximately 2-3-mile sections to allow for appropriate budgeting and construction timings.

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