Why is MoDOT doing this project?
The 163rd Street interchange provides a much-needed alternative for northern Cass County motorists to access Route 71, and relieve congestion during peak periods at the Route 58 interchange.
Completion of the interchange sets the stage for further transportation improvements in the area such as Markey Road, a municipal project, and completion of the new North Cass Parkway interchange two miles south on Route 71 and a reconfigured Route 150 to the north.
How does this project benefit me?
The new 163rd Street interchange replaces the two Route 71 bridges with longer and wider bridges, widens and lengthens ramps at 163rd Street, adds signals and sidewalks to ensure pedestrian connectivity east and west of Route 71. Pavement at 163rd Street (Route Y) is now widened to provide four through-lanes plus turn lanes. The new interchange is designed to accommodate a third lane in each direction, once funding and regional priority is approved.
What is the project time line?
Project is open to the public.
How is this project funded?
The $13.5 million interchange is substantially funded by Belton through a cost-share partnership with MoDOT.
MoDOT committed to keep two lanes open in each direction during construction at Route 71 and 163rd Street which cost approximately $500,000 more.
How do I learn more?
For more information, review the individual project pages for 163rd street, North Cass Parkway and Route 150. You can also submit a comment, send an e-mail or give us a call. Lend your voice to the transportation process!