What is MoDOT doing and how will this benefit me?
MoDOT will continue to widen Route 45 to four lanes from I-435 to Route K. This project will also include retaining walls along the road, adding a roundabout, and building a trail that begins at Route K and ends at Brink Myers Road. The goal is to increase capacity for more vehicles, improve intersection safety and increase driver sight distance by flattening the hills.
On Monday, Oct. 24 the final phase of the Route 45 widening project kicked off with a ground breaking ceremony. The final phase of the project from Route K to I-435 will begin construction this fall (2016) and will complete the four-lane expansion from I-29 to I-435.
Overview of Project Phasing:
- Phase 1 - Construction of the round-about at Brink Myers Road and removal and replacement of roadway between Brink Myers Road and Brightwell Road.
- Phase 2 - Removal and replacement of roadway between Brightwell Road and the Nevada-Timber Ridge Intersection.
- Phase 3 - Removal and replacement of roadway between Nevada-Timber Ridge Intersection and Route K.
Maintenance of Traffic:
MO-45 will be closed to through traffic during phases 2 and 3. Motorists will be detoured using I-435, Route 152 and Route K. Local traffic will be allowed to access their property using reduced speed limits and caution. This will allow all residents to enter and exit their properties and not jeopardize worker safety.
How is this project funded?
This is a jointly funded project between MoDOT, the City of Parkville and Platte County.
- Missouri Dept. of Transportation: $5.3 million
- Federal Surface Transportation Funds – administered by City of Parkville: $5.7 million
- Local Funds–Platte County: $1.5 million
- Clarkson Construction Company
How do I learn more?
Click the links below to review the project display boards
Please contact Markl Johnson, MoDOT Senior Customer Relations Specialist, at 816-607-2151 or firstname.lastname@example.org. for comments and/or questions.