Public Meeting Jan. 28 to Explain Route 50 Outer Roads, Blackwell Project
LEE'S SUMMIT - MoDOT and the City of Lee's Summit will explain a project to extend outer roads along Route 50 from Blackwell Road to Route 7, and building a new Blackwell Road interchange, during a public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28.
The meeting, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Lee's Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green Street, will be an open-house format with no formal presentation. Displays will show changes in access and the routes proposed for the extension of Blue Parkway and Oldham Parkway east of Blackwell Road. Also on display will be illustrations of a new Blackwell Road interchange at Route 50.
Construction is expected to begin in 2015.
Lee's Summit, Lake Lotawana and Jackson County joined MoDOT in a 2000 study to evaluate improving safety, adding access and extending outer roads along Route 50 in this area. This project is a result of continued planning and discussion following the initial study.
The $21.2 million improvements will be partly paid for by Lee's Summit. MoDOT will commit up to $10 million for the interchange through cost share funds and fund all of the $5.6 million cost of north and south outer road improvements to Route 7, which includes areas in Lake Lotawana and unincorporated Jackson County.
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