Project Celebration Ceremony Precedes Lanes Opening for Grain Valley Interchange Improvements
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – On Dec. 19, more than 50 people gathered to celebrate the nearing finale for the Grain Valley Interchange improvement project. Matt Haase from U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s office, Missouri State Representative Jeanie Lauer, Grain Valley Mayor Mike Todd, and MoDOT’s District Engineer Dan Niec commented to the crowd about the importance of this project for the growing Grain Valley community.
The $13 million Grain Valley project took an antiquated and inadequate interchange and rebuilt it to accommodate - not only current citizens -- but the growth this town will see over the coming years. The newly configured interchange will also open up economic development possibilities to better serve the public and create a more aesthetically pleasing downtown with a positive sense of community.
“This project is an example of a true partnership,” said Niec. “It is a cost share between MoDOT and the city of Grain Valley, which is a model we have used successfully throughout the Kansas City region to deliver significant projects needed and wanted in our communities.”
Crews opened all lanes of the interchange at approximately 3 p.m. Workers will be on site to complete work on sidewalks, medians, lighting and final grading for the next month, weather permitting.
In 2015, a second phase of construction along Route AA from Walnut Street south to Eagles Parkway will add additional turn lanes, sidewalks, curb, gutter and improved drainage
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