Summary of Ambassador Drive Extension to Mexico City Ave

Kansas City, MO

Contact Information

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


General Information

1. Project name: Ambassador Drive Extension to Mexico City Ave
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Kansas City,Platte County, Missouri
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Ambassador Drive extension from I-435 to Mexico City Avenue
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Bridge * Freight * Highway/Roadway * Transit )
The will extend Ambassador Drive to the Mexico City Avenue interchange and increase development potential of the industrial areas along I-29 and I-435 to take advantage of KCI International Intermodal Center and air freight logistics. Project provides for sidewalks and multi-use trail in a a continuous east/west corridor where none exists today. Project connects to ATA transit Route 229 by adding sidewalks and mutli-use trail along existing corridor where no non-motorized facilities exist today. Project is being built on the northeast side of KCI International Airport and will serve expanded air freight operations and logistics park building direct connections to both I-435 and I-29.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System operations and management * Ecosystem Restoration )
7. Project sponsor: Wes Minder
Wes.minder@kcmo.org
816-513-6977
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $29000000
9. Project description: Project is being built on the northeast side of KCI International Airport and will serve expanded air freight operations and future logistics park including the expanding KCI Intermodal operations by building direct connections to both I-435 and I-29. The project will extend Ambassador Drive over I-435 and connect to Mexico City with improvements to the interchange to accommodate new industrial and air freight intermodal facilities. he project will also upgrade the existing parts of the corridor to a complete street with sidewalks and a multi-purpose trail. Project will provide a sidewalk on one side of the street, a ten foot multi-purpose path on the other, a two or four lane grass median divided parkway with turn lanes as necessary and on-street bike facilities. The project will connect provide for an alternative route on the northeast side of KCI Airport and serves as a connection to two interstates and the I-29 and KCI office and industrial jobs corridor. Project will include proper street lighting necessary for an urban area, transit stops for future transit service, and storm water mitigation.
10. Scope: Project is being built on the northeast side of KCI International Airport and will serve expanded air freight operations and future logistics park including the expanding KCI Intermodal operations by building direct connections to both I-435 and I-29. The project will extend Ambassador Drive over I-435 and connect to Mexico City with improvements to the interchange to accommodate new industrial and air freight intermodal facilities. he project will also upgrade the existing parts of the corridor to a complete street with sidewalks and a multi-purpose trail. Project will provide a sidewalk on one side of the street, a ten foot multi-purpose path on the other, a two or four lane grass median divided parkway with turn lanes as necessary and on-street bike facilities. The project will connect provide for an alternative route on the northeast side of KCI Airport and serves as a connection to two interstates and the I-29 and KCI office and industrial jobs corridor. Project will include proper street lighting necessary for an urban area, transit stops for future transit service, and storm water mitigation.
11. Project schedule: Project is estimated to start sometime between 2031 and 2040. Pre-design has been completed on the Kansas City section.

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