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Belton Oil Creek Greenway Trail

Recently Completed BRO Projects

Lessons Learned

Received Funds>>>Now What???

Transportation Enhancement Project Selection

SRTS Projects Recommended to Statewide SRTS Committee

KC District Annual LPA Construction Administration Workshop



Belton Oil Creek Greenway Trail

oil creek


On Friday November 30 at 9:00 a.m. The City of Belton celebrated completion of the Oil Creek Greenway Trail Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Contact Info

Rich Shipley


Jackie White


Dave Luther


James Bentley




Fall 2011 Newsletter

Spring 2012 Newsletter

Summer 2012


Fall 2012



Recently Completed BRO Projects


Panther Road Bridge over Panther      S.W County Road 1801 over

Creek in Lafayette Co                       Big Creek in Johnson Co

Lessons Learned


Chad Thompson, Kim Pemberton, and Scott Heavin of the KC District LPA Advisory Group presented a Prezi presentation on the KCMO Front Street project.  This was an economic recovery project led by KCMO located at Berkley Riverfront Park between Heart of America Bridge and Bond Bridge.  The park is located on City and Port Authority land that was once a brownfield area. 

This $4-$5 million project was intended to be funded solely with KCMO funds when started in 2008.  The plans were at 80% complete when the City received $2 million in ARRA funds.  With the addition of federal funds, the City had to back up and ensure all federal requirements were met.  As a result, much of the environmental and right of way process had to be redone to ensure federal compliance. 

The presenters concluded that in many cases it is best for LPA's to follow the federal process from the beginning to prevent having to redo work.

Received Funds>>>>>>>>Now What???????


Step 1:  Depends on which county your agency is located and what agency is programming the project.  Rural LPA projects are those in Ray, Lafayette, Johnson, Pettis, and Saline Counties.  Urban projects are those in Clay, Platte, Jackson, or Cass Counties. 


Urban Projects:

Has a Mid America Regional Council (MARC) committee awarded funds toward your project?

Yes - MARC will add project to the TIP and LPA will receive a congratulations letter from MoDOT.


No - LPA needs to submit project to MARC to have project added to TIP and submit Programing Data form to MoDOT Kansas City District LPA contact.


Rural Projects:

Has a Rural committee awarded funds to your project?

Yes – LPA will receive congratulations letter from MoDOT.


No – LPA needs to submit Programming Data form to Kansas City LPA contact.


Step 2:  Kansas City District LPA contact will request a federal aid number and forward the federal aid number to the LPA in a congratulations letter.


Step 3:  MoDOT district office will work with the LPA to complete an LPA/MHTC Program Agreement.  MoDOT district office contact will provide the first draft of the agreement.


Step 4:  The LPA must inform MoDOT district office contact if they plan on performing engineering services in-house or through a consultant.  If the project’s design services are eligible for federal funds the LPA must follow the Brooks Act.  This is accomplished by using the Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) process, meaning a firm is chosen based on qualifications and not price.  If no federal funds are used for the design services, the “Mini-Brooks Act” will need to be followed per state law.  Refer to EPG 136.4 Consultant Selection and Consultant Contract Management for solicitation and selection procedures.  


For projects that have federal design services funds, the LPA must go through the QBS process with the help from the Kansas City District Staff.

          If the LPA intends to perform the design in-house, the LPA must submit a request for approval to the district contact.  Refer to EPG 136.3.12 Federal-aid Participation for Local Work for more information.


For projects in which design services are not eligible for federal funds, the preliminary plans could be under way as soon as the project is awarded


          Note: No work is to be initiated on any part of the project until federal funding has been approved (obligated) by FHWA and the LPA has been notified by MoDOT to proceed.


Step 5:  The LPA will then submit the request for environmental services (Fig. 136.6.4) to the MoDOT district contact to begin the environmental tracking form.  Refer to EPG 136.6 Environmental and Cultural Requirements for more information.


By successfully completing the steps above, the LPA will be able to work toward completion of preliminary plans and meeting environmental requirements. 


Transportation Enhancement (TE) Project Selection

On December at MoDOT KC District Headquarters the KC District Rural TE committee considered project applications and presentations from five jurisdictions.  A call for Rural TE committee members was made from each of the represented counties within the non-MPO area of the district along with one member of the Mid-America Regional Council and one member of the Pioneer Trails Regional Council. The KC rural TE committee ultimately had representation from Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis Countys as well as the Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission.  $900,000 of TE funding was allocated to the following KC District rural projects. 





City of Sedalia - Streetscape Phase III(a): Gateway



JOCO Trail Coalition - Johnson Co. Highway DD Trail, Phase I



City of Warrensburg - Downtown Revitalization Phase IIIB



City of Odessa - Business District Connection




On November 29 and December 5 The Mid America Regional Council (MARC) TE Committee considered 42 applications and presentations and recommended the following 15 projects for funding. Final approval of this project list was granted by the MARC Total Transportation Policy Committee on December 18.  These projects will be incorporated into the Total Transportation Program (TIP) by amendment. $5.334 million of TE funding was available in the urban, MPO, area.

Applicant & Government Sponsor
Project Title
Application Request
Funding Recommendation
BikeWalkKC (Sponsor, Kansas City Missouri School District) SRTS: Local Spokes $100,000 $100,000
Kansas City 152 Trail Segment 4- Congress to Old Tiffany Springs $500,000 $450,000
Kansas City KCI Corridor Trail Segment 1- Old Tiffany Springs Road to Tiffany Springs Parkway $500,000 $500,000
Kansas City Route 152 Trail Segment 8- Line Creek Parkway to Platte Purchase $500,000 $500,000
Platte Woods Route 9 and NW Prairie View Road Sidewalk/Bike Lane Improvement $500,000 $450,000
Gladstone Rock Creek Greenway - Phase 1 $500,000 $450,000
Parkville Route 9 Downtown Entryway sidewalk and beautification $150,000 $135,000
Belton Belton Nexus $362,400 $326,160
MoDOT Blue Ridge Blvd. Pedestrian Improvements over US71/I-49 in Grandview $214,800 $193,320
Kansas City Minor Park Trail Connection $500,000 $450,000
Grain Valley Buckner-Tarsney (Main Street) Improvements $492,352 $443,117
Independence Truman Rd Streetscape - Phase II $496,810 $447,129
Kansas City Blue River Trail--Brush Creek to Stadium Drive $500,000 $450,000
MoDOT ADA improvements to cross MO 291 at various locations from Tudor to Bayberry in Lee’s Summit. $258,000 $232,200
Grandview Byars Multiuse Path Enhancements $500,000 $250,000

Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Project Recommendations Made to Statewide SRTS Committee for Consideration

Of the applications submitted statewide the Kansas City District received 29 infrastructure and 4 non-infrastructure SRTS applications. The KC District Rural and Urban TE Committees were asked to rate the applications for the KC region as either high, medium or low priority.  The Urban and Rural TE committees considered the following projects as high priority. The Statewide SRTS committee will review all 152 SRTS applications submitted statewide and will determine which projects will receive the $4.2 million funding available. An statewide announcement of projects to be funded will be made before January 31.

Agency Project Title Project Type Requested Amount
City of Raymore Raymore - Stonegagte School Sidewalk Infrastructure $104,000.00
City of Blue Springs Blue Springs SRTS 2012 Infrastructure $200,191.00
City of Independence Wm Southern Elementary School - 2012 Inf Infrastructure $40,000.00
Chillhowee R-IV School District Chillhowee R-IV School District Infrastructure $250,000.00
Green Ridge R-VII School District Green Ridge SRTS Project Infrastructure $250,000.00
City of Platte City Plat City - 2012 Infrastructure Infrastructure $249,370.00
City of Slater Slater School Project Infrastructure $248,882.55
BikeWalk KC Local Spokes Bike/Ped Ecducation Non-Infrastructure $24,440.00
City of Kansas City KCMO Helmet Givaway Program Non-Infrastructure $25,000.00
City of Sedalia SRTS Horace Mann - Non-Infrastructure Non-Infrastructure $20,992.30
City of Liberty Liberty Middle School Infrastructure $218,769.00
City of Kearney Southview Elementary - 2012 Elementary Infrastructure $156,431.00
City of Sugar Creek Sugar Creek Elementary School  Infrastructure $250,000.00
 City of Warrensburg Warrensburg SRTS #1 Infrastructure $249,654.00
City of Alma City of Alma Infrastructure $91,345.00
City of Sedalia SRTS Horace Mann - Infrastructure Infrastructure $246,354.75
City of Liberty Ridgeview Elementary School Infrastructure $247,268.00
City of Kearney Kearney Elementary - 2012 Infrastructure Infrastructure $40,065.00
City of Sedalia SRTS Parkvew Non-Infrasttructure Non-Infrastructure $23,967.30

KC District Annual Construction Administration Workshop

What: The KC District will again offer our annual construction administration workshop. Although recommended, this training is considered optional.

When: March 18, 2013 from 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Where: MoDOT KC District Office, 600 NE Colbern Rd, Lee's Summit, MO, Conference Room 136

Who: LPA construction inspector and consultant inspector personnel

How much: Free!

Proposed Agenda:
TBD- Presenters include MoDOT district office staff

Please RSVP to James Bentley, james.bentley@modot.mo.gov or 816-607-2105, by the end of the day on Friday, February 28th if you are planning on attending the meeting.

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