Project Status: Both interchanges are finished and open to traffic.
Why is MoDOT and the City of Kansas City Doing this Project?
The existing signals at Route 169 and 95th Street Terrace and 108th Street limit capacity and have the potential for increased accidents. In addition, poor access at Route 169 and 96th Street and at Route 169 and 108th Street limits opportunities for economic growth in the thriving area.
How does this project benefit me?
The purpose of this project is to improve traffic safety, provide better access, and accommodate economic development. Full access diamond interchanges at Route 169 and 96th Street, and at Route 169 and 108th Street will replace the signalized intersections at 95th Terrace and 108th Street.
New bridges will be built above Route 169, incorporating roundabouts to allow motorists to drive through the area safely and efficiently. The work includes:
- Improvements on 96th St. will start at North Oak on the east side and connect to 95th Terrace on the West side of the project.
- Improvements on 108th St. will start at North Oak on the east side and end at Holly St. on the West side of the project.
- Improvements on 96th and 108th Street will involve 2-lanes in each direction, turn lanes, on-road bike lanes, 10 foot multi-use path and sidewalks.
Along with roadway improvements, sidewalks and multiuse paths are also being constructed for 96th and 108th Streets. When complete, this project will help Kansas City achieve its goal for a phased network of 600 miles of on-street bicycle routes within the city.
What is the project schedule?
This project was awarded to Ideker Inc. Work has started and is scheduled through mid-November 2013.
Route 169 will remain open during daytime hours as work progresses; however, could see temporary, short-term lane closures during overnight hours as work on the bridges progresses.
Work will begin on the new interchange at 96th Street. Once this interchange is complete and open, the 108th Street interchange will follow. All work is weather dependent.
The tentative timeline is as follows:
- September 2012: Open 96th Street and the bridge over Route 169. DONE
- November 2012: Open 96th Street Interchange. DONE
- November 2013: Open 108th Street Interchange.
How much does this project cost?
This $24M project is partially funded with an $18.3M grant the City of Kansas City received from the Federal Highway Administration’s Surface Transportation Program-Urban (STP-U) program. STP-U funds are federal dollars that are allocated from the federal transportation act SAFETEA-LU and administered by MoDOT. The City provided $7.7M from the City’s one-cent sales tax for capital improvements as a local match for the grant. The Missouri Department of Transportation has overseen the design and will manage the construction of the project.
How do I learn more?
For more information, review the project maps and materials listed in the left column. You can also submit a comment, send an e-mail or give us a call. Lend your voice to the transportation process!
If you want more information on walking or biking in Kansas City, here are a few resources to help you:
- Bike KC: Integrating bicycles into the mix of transportation choices in Kansas City is one of the goals of Bike KC. Review their map of bike and pedestrian paths throughout KC.
- Missouri Bicycle Federation: A statewide, not-for-profit, membership organization advocating advancement of bicycling access, safety and education
- Mid-America Regional Council: The Mid-America Regional Council is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Kansas City metropolitan area.
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