The MoDOT Kansas City District Planning Department works with cities and counties to administer a variety of federally funded transportation projects, develops MoDOT’s 5-year construction program known as the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), conducts planning and environmental studies and helps deliver a variety of other planning processes and work products.
Current Planning Studies
- The Second Tier EIS Re-evaluation builds on and extended the work of the I-70 First Tier EIS for future I-70. These studies identified options that would improve safety and efficiency for I-70 users, and protect neighborhoods, cultural resources and any environmentally sensitive areas in or near the corridor.
- The I-70 First Tier EIS identified options that would improve safety and efficiency for I-70 users, and protect neighborhoods, cultural resources and any environmentally sensitive areas in or near the corridor.
- The Beyond the Loop study reviews the area known as the North Loop, which also includes the Broadway Bridge, recently renamed the John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Memorial Bridge. The bridge is a triple arch bridge over the Missouri River on U.S. Highway 169 that provides a key north/south regional connection. It directly interacts with the North Loop, the portion of Interstate 70 between the Paseo and the Kaw River on the north side of Kansas City’s downtown, a key east/west connection.
- Buck O'Neil Bridge Environmental Study is currently being conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and is required before major improvements to the crossing can be made. The environmental study will focus on the U.S. 169 corridor from Missouri Route 9 (MO 9) to I-35, identified as a segment of independent utility in the Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study completed in 2018 by the Mid-America Regional Council, Kansas City, Missouri, and MoDOT. The Buck O’Neil Bridge is part of that corridor.