Missouri Department of Transportation has pledge $23 million for
road work in the Kansas City metro area.
road projects are designed to aid economic development but will
also solve several problem areas on local highways.
of those is the intersection of U.S. 50 and I-470 in suburban Lee’s
Summit. Both of the interstate-style highways carry significant
commuter and truck traffic, and the interchange is close to several
other exits, creating frequent traffic tie-ups. The state will provide
$22 million toward the cost of the $43 million interchange reconstruction.
department will also dedicate money to improve Route 210, just north
of the Missouri River in North Kansas City. The highway is built
to interstate standards as it enters North Kansas City from the
east, but becomes a four-lane city street as it enters the community.
MoDOT will dedicate $391,000 to improvements there, and $706,000
to the widening of Route C in Peculiar, MO.