Summary of State Highway System Improvements

Unified Government

Contact Information

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


General Information

1. Project name: State Highway System Improvements
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Kansas City, Bonner Springs, Edwardsville, Wyandotte County, Kansas
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: a. I-70 Corridor; I-70 and 110th, I-70 and I-435, I-70 and I-635, I-70 and 18th b. I-35 Corridor; County Line to State Line c. K-7 Corridor; State Ave to Marxen d. I-435 Corridor; I-70 to Parallel
4. Primary project mode: Highway/roadway 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Bridge * Highway/Roadway )
Improvements along the state highway system will serve multiple purposes. The state highway system serves as connection between multiple cities, counties and states. Improvements to these systems increase the ability of the metro area to function providing opportunities to add accommodations for all modes of transportation that were not considered when the system was originally developed.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System operations and management )
7. Project sponsor: Unified Government of WYCO/KCK
tshaw@wycokck.org
913-573-5400
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $950000000
9. Project description: The intent of this project is to make upgrades to the state highway system where it meets the local street systems. Proposed improvements would benefit mainly motorists, however, improvements would allow for accommodations to be made to improve pedestrian safety at dangerous intersections as well as allow for accommodations for bicyclists where accommodations were not provided in the past. This project would be broken up into smaller projects focused on specific intersections, interchanges, corridors, and bridges. Improvements to the State Highway system will allow for coordinated improvements with local agencies which could reduce traffic congestion, improve safety, and allow for greater accommodations for all modes of transportation.
10. Scope: The proposed project consists of mainly intersection/interchange replacements and reconfigurations. Intersections included are I-70 and 110th Street, I-70 and I-435, I-70 and I-635, I-70 and 18th Street, I-70 and US-69; I-435 and State Ave, I-435 and Parallel, K-7 and Parallel, K-7 and Leavenworth, K-7 and Donahoo, K-7 and Hollingsworth, K-7 and Polfer, K-7 and Marxen, State Avenue and Village West Parkway in conjunction with I-435 and State, I-35 and Lamar, I-354 and Mission/SW Boulevard. Additional projects included are the Inner City Viaduct Phases 2 through 6 based on the study completed by KDOT and the Bridge on UG-69 over entering Fairfax.
11. Project schedule: 2025 through 2050. This will consist of multiple smaller projects over an extended time period.

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