Why is MoDOT doing this project?
Traffic in the area will increase as development creates jobs, deliveries and activity in the area. Transportation improvements will ensure safety, access and traffic flow.
How will this project benefit me?
There are three components to the proposed improvements, including:
- Thunderbird Road, Botts Road and Route 150 Interchange (Separately funded projects)
- Botts Road and Route 150 Interchange
- Botts Road Improvement
Botts 150 interchange will replace the current intersection and traffic lights at Botts Road and Route 150, and will include the addition of a third lane between Botts Road and Thunderbird Road. The interchange configuration is called a diverging diamond.
North of Route 150, and connecting to developments south of 150, Botts Road improvements include two lanes in each direction, medians/turn lanes as well as bike and pedestrian accommodation.
Thunderbird half-diamond interchange will provide direct access to the intermodal site just south of Route 150, keeping most heavy truck traffic away from the Botts DDI.
What is the project schedule?
The current schedule includes:
- August 20, 2010 - Construction contract letting (bid opening)
- fall 2010 - Construction begins
- Late 2012 - Construction complete
How is this project funded?
The project is being funded through a cost-sharing agreement between Kansas City and the Missouri Department of Transportation. Loch Sand and Construction Co. has a $13,028,577 contract for the Botts Road DDI, and a $3,556,578 contract to complete the Thunderbird half-diamond interchange a quarter mile to the west of Botts Road.
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!