Improve I-70 KC
The Kansas City District of the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is improving Interstate 70 (I-70) between The Paseo Boulevard and U.S. 40/31st Street, also known as Improve I-70 KC. The project will be administered using the design-build delivery method.
The re-evaluation of the Second Tier Environmental Impact Statement and the conceptual Access Justification Report have been approved by FHWA. MoDOT has also approved right-of-way plans for the corridor to begin early acquisition of key parcels.
While this project is funded separately from the Statewide Improve I-70 Program, which will add a third lane in each direction of I-70 between Blue Springs and Wentzville, Improve I-70 KC is one of several projects that will modernize the I-70 corridor across the state. Since its original construction more than 50 years ago, I-70 has been a vital lifeline for moving people, goods and information across Missouri and beyond.
Improve I-70 KC Goals
- Deliver the project within the programmed budget of $223 million by December 31, 2028.
- Implement innovative transportation solutions to improve safety and reliability along the corridor.
- Provide durable and maintainable infrastructure that revives the corridor and aligns with regional development.
- Improve accessibility for the local community and create opportunities to grow a diverse workforce.
- Minimize overall traffic impact during construction in partnership with stakeholders.
Check out the most up-to-date fact sheet for more information about Improve I-70 KC.
Stay in the Know - Current Press Releases
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is soliciting Letters of Interest (LOI) from companies interested in providing Design-Build services for the Improve I-70 KC corridor project from The Paseo Blvd to US 40 in Kansas City, Missouri. One...
Kansas City, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is hosting a second round of public engagement as part of an I-70 Environmental Study Re-Evaluation for I-70 between The Paseo and U.S. 40. The project team incorporated...
Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Transportation recently hosted two, in-person public meetings as part of an Interstate 70 Environmental Study Re-evaluation between The Paseo to U.S. 40. The previous study was completed nearly five...
January 2022 - July 2023
What is Design-Build?
Design-build is a delivery method that includes hiring one contracting team to complete the design work and build the highway improvement under one contract. MoDOT provides the project goals, budget and schedule and the contractor team completes the work. This technique has been known to significantly save time and provide cost savings.