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FHWA Federal Aid Essentials

Warrensburg Downtown Revitalization

LPA Process Changes

KC LPA Advisory Group 2012-2013

TE Call for Projects

SRTS Call for Projects

Last Chance LPA Basic Training


FHWA Launches New "Federal-Aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies" Website


FHWA has launched a new website to assist LPA’s in navigating through the process of administering federal-aid projects.  This website has helpful videos and links to information to assist first time participants as well as seasoned pros in understanding the steps required, possible pitfalls and changes in the program.  The information is well presented and is designed to assist each LPA meet the federal requirements and have a successful project.  You can find this site at:


Warrensburg Downtown Revitalization

The City of Warrensburg has completed construction of its revitalization project along Pine and Holden Street.  Using local, STP small urban and CDBG funding the City has completed the third phase of its downtown renewal.  Improvements to roadway, parking, sidewalks, ADA, lighting and landscaping have made this section of the City more accessible and pleasing to visitors and residents.




Contact Info:

Rich Shipley


Jackie White


Dave Luther


James Bentley




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Changes in the LPA Process

Recently MoDOT has gone through a major reorganization of its LPA group with revisions to the LPA Manual and processes.  In an effort to continuously improve on our responses to our LPA customers, we have made some changes in our own internal reviews. 

  • To reduce the review time for Final PS&E, the Kansas City District will be checking plans and bid documentation internally with only random quality assurance reviews by Central Office.  This will reduce turnaround time for the LPA’s to move to advertisement.  Bridge reviews and certain items affecting MoDOT right of way will still require Central Office review, but overall the process should be more streamlined. 
  • Another change is the LPA’s request for bid concurrence.  The information needed should be sent by the LPA electronically to the email group LPASubmit@modot.mo.gov.  This Central Office group will work directly with the LPA’s to insure documentation for concurrence is met and give construction authorization. 
  • Lastly, electronic submittals of documentation are preferred to paper mailings.  This reduces the time of submittal and reduces storage of materials.  Note: Please submit final plans in one pdf document rather than individual pdf files for each plan sheet.  Also, submit as a separate pdf each the engineers estimate, the specification book, utility clearance letter, and any other applicable PS&E submittal items.

Please let us know how these changes affect you and your ability to provide successful projects

KC District LPA Advisory Group

 There is a KC District LPA advisory group meeting scheduled for Sept. 27, 1:30-3:00 at the MoDOT KC District office located at 600 NE Colbern Road in Lee's Summit.

MoDOT KC District 2012-2013 Advisory Group Members:
George Binger, City of Lee's Summit
Jerry Brown, City of Lexington
Darryl Fields, MARC
Joan Harms, Platte County
Abby McMullin, Engineering Consultants
Bryan Nolte, City of Pleasant Hill
Tawn Nugent, GBA
Kimberly Pemberton, Trekk
Dennis Randolph, City of Grandview
Steve Rhoades, Vireo
Linda Rottinghaus, Affinis
Chad Thompson, City of Kansas City
Mario Vasquez, City of Kansas City
Jason Waldron, HDR


Transportation Enhancement Call For Projects

$900,000 of TE funding will be available in the rural, non-MPO, area and administered by MoDOT KC District.  The KC rural area includes agencies in Ray, Lafayette, Johnson, Pettis, and Saline Counties. Project selection will be made by the KC district rural TE committee.  The KC rural TE committee will have representation from each County and the Pioneer Trails and Mid America Regional Council RPC's.


Application information and guidance for KC District rural TE funding is available at the following link.  Additionally, a funding workshop is scheduled for October 3, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 at the MoDOT Kansas City District office located at 600 NE Colbern Road in Lee's Summit.  The funding workshop will discuss details regarding KC district rural TE funding and application requirements. 

Link to KC District rural TE application and TE program information:



Submit TE rural funding applications by mail or email to:  Jaclyn White

                                                                                600 NE Colbern Road

                                                                                Lee's Summit, MO 64086



Schedule-Funding Application Submittal and Selection:

*September 3, 2012 – Call for projects

*October 3, 2012, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.-TE & SRTS Application Workshop at KC district Lee’s Summit office

*October 4, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.-TE & SRTS Applictaion Workshop at Pioneer Trails RPC in Concordia

-Attendance at either workshop is encouraged but considered optional.  The same information will be presented at both workshops.

*November 5, 2012 –Applications are due
*January 7, 2013 – Project selection announcement


$5.334 million of TE funding will be available in the urban, MPO, area and administered by Mid America Regional Council (MARC).  The urban MoDOT KC agencies are those in Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties.  The MARC website will be advertising the urban call for projects in the near future.  The application deadline will be November 5, 2012.


Safe Routes To School Call For Projects

The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking projects to be funded with federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funds.

Applications are due by November 5, 2012. Projects will be selected by a statewide committee of transportation professionals, education professionals, health department officials and walking/bicycling advocates. Awards will be announced in January 2013.

The SRTS program offers up to 100 percent federal funding focused on providing infrastructure, safety improvements, ADA improvements, safety education and encouragement for children to walk to school safely. Eligible projects must be located within a two-mile radius of a grade school (K-8).

Funding for the program is split into two funding categories:

Infrastructure projects, including but not limited to - sidewalk improvements, crosswalks, bicycle facilities, etc.,

Non infrastructure projects, including but not limited to - walk to school promotional programs, walking school bus programs, bicycle / pedestrian safety education, etc.


The 2012 SRTS administrative guidelines and instructions on how to submit the SRTS application may be found at http://www.modot.mo.gov/safety/SafeRoutestoSchool.htm or contact Safe Routes to School Coordinator Jeffrey Cremer at 573-526-2440.


Final Opportunity in 2012 for LPA Basic Training

See the following link for registration details:





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