Why is MoDOT doing this project?
MoDOT conducted a bike/ped feasibility study as part of the Interstate 29/35 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The study identified the Heart of America Bridge (Route 9) as the preferred river crossing for bicycle and pedestrians based on several factors to include safety, environmental impact, construction cost, maintenance, and land use.
As a result, MoDOT committed to providing a barrier-separated bike/ped facility on Route 9 extending from 10th Avenue in North Kansas City to 3rd Street in Kansas City. This facility is scheduled to be let for construction later this year.
How will this project benefit me?
To improve bicycle and pedestrian access over the Missouri River, MoDOT will use two existing bridges that can be reconfigured to provide enough room for cars, trucks, avid cyclists and more casual bicyclists and pedestrians. It must be done safely, conforming to federal transportation standards, and tie in conveniently to pedestrian and bicycle corridors in local communities on each side of Missouri’s longest, widest river
What is the time line for this project?
The project was let Dec. 18. Construction to begin in early 2010.
How much does this project cost?
$4,545,000 of the project is funded by ARRA funds. The balance of project being funded by other sources; total project costs are $7.1 million. The majority of funds will be used for bridge repair and retrofit.
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!