Summary of 118th Street and 123rd Street Reconstruction Projects

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: 118th Street and 123rd Street Reconstruction Projects
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections:
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation )
Projects along these corridors are direct improvements needed due to currently planned and future unplanned developments. The southern portions of the project are will involve the re-alignment of 118th Street from State Ave. to match up with Parallel Parkway at 123rd St. These improvements will be in relation to a currently planned development at this location that would bring large events, conventions, and an increase in commercial traffic to the area as build-outs occur. The northern portions of this project from Parallel Parkway to Polfer Road would be to reconstruction the current rural standard profile roadway into a modern collector roadway, as residential development over the last 15 years has increase and is currently seeing a much larger volume of traffic than it was originally designed for.
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: $75000000
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 118th Street and 123rd Street. 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 5.0 miles of former county rural standard roadway. 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” type improvements even though current expansion of roadway will be required, 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: As previously mentioned, there are currently development plans underway for the southern portion of this project area. These improvements will be made in the next 2-3 years. Expansion of improvements further north should occur within the next 10 years to accommodate anticipated development of western Wyandotte County.

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