MoDOT to spend millions on Kansas City area projects

| 3/20/2003

The Missouri Department of Transportation has pledge $23 million for road work in the Kansas City metro area.

The road projects are designed to aid economic development but will also solve several problem areas on local highways.

One 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.

The 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.