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  • County may add to Lee's Summit Road project

  • Jackson County is proceeding with plans to widen and improve Lee’s Summit Road from U.S. 40 south to just past the Little Blue River, but questions remain.

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  • Jackson County is proceeding with plans to widen and improve Lee’s Summit Road from U.S. 40 south to just past the Little Blue River, but questions remain.
    County legislators are looking at adding $224,706 to a 2010 contract for $780,372 with HNTB Corporation of Kansas City for design work. Much of that added amount – $130,356 – is for water main design and will be split evenly with Kansas City. Legislators could take up that contract extension as early as next week.
    Current plans are for the Missouri Department of Transportation to put the project out for bid later this year, open bids in October and begin work in December. The work would be completed in April or May 2015.
    But Legislator Bob Spence, R-Lee’s Summit, said Monday that federal funding – accounting for the majority of the $7 million project – remains unclear at the moment.
    So I don’t know where we are now,” he said Monday, adding that he intends to press that question when a committee of legislators addresses the contract next week.
    The project has been discussed for years. Plans generally call for a three-lane road from U.S. 40 south to Colbern Road in Lee’s Summit. A key part of the work is replacing the bridge over the Little Blue. Also, there would be improved lighting, a 5-foot-wide bike lane on each side, an eight-foot-wide “multi-use path” on one side and a sidewalk on the other. However, Kansas City has said it plans just a two-lane road on its portion, from Gregory Boulevard to Anderson Road.
     
     
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