ABOUT THE PROJECT
MoDOT Kansas City is making intersection improvements along Route 58 at Route 291, Ward Road, and Prairie Lane as well as resurfacing Route 58 from Route 291 to Prairie Lane. This project was originally scheduled to let in March 2021 but it has been delayed until November 2021. The project is expected to take between one and two construction seasons to complete.
IMPROVEMENTS AND PLANS
MO 58 and MO Route 291 Turn Lane Improvements (click to view plans): Addition of a southbound and eastbound right turn lane and upgrading the temporary span wires to permanent signals.
Ward Road Roundabout (click to view plans): Construction of a new roundabout at Ward Rd. and MO 58.
This portion of the project was completed on Aug. 6, 2022
Prairie Lane Roundabout (click to view plans): Construction of a new roundabout at Prairie Lane and MO 58.
This began in May 2023 and was completed in late summer 2023.
Route 58: Resurfacing from Route 291 to Prairie Lane.
Substandard sight distance and crash frequency and severity at Ward Road and Prairie Lane necessitate the need for intersection improvements. This project will provide improved safety and intersection operation at Ward Rd., Prairie Lane, and Route 291 as well as the resurfacing of Route 58 from Route 291 to Prairie Lane. This project will involve disruptions of traffic flow on Route 58, Ward Road, Prairie Lane and Route 291 during construction. The total cost of construction of improvements for these projects is $6.5 million and is funded through state and federal funds.
THE SAFETY BEHIND ROUNDABOUTS
A roundabout is a one-way circular intersection that channels traffic around a central island without traffic signals. Roundabouts are a great alternative to a signalized intersection when a high volume of traffic needs to get through with the least amount of inconvenience. While signalized intersections have 20 conflict points, or spots where vehicles could collide, roundabouts reduce that number to eight. Fewer conflict points, combined with slower speeds and calmer traffic, can translate into as much as 75 percent fewer crashes. Because roundabouts tend to have fewer severe crashes than signalized intersections, they have fewer crash-related injuries as well. Learn more about roundabouts here.
CASS COUNTY – Crews began making intersection improvements along MO Route 58 and Prairie Lane on Monday, May 15. This project includes the construction of a new roundabout in the area and will require various lane, shoulder, and intersection closures...
CASS COUNTY – Crews will be making intersection improvements along MO Route 58 and Prairie Lane beginning on Monday, May 15. This work includes the construction of a new roundabout in the area and will require various lane, shoulder, and...
CASS COUNTY – MoDOT will be completing culvert pipe work that will require a TOTAL CLOSURE of eastbound and westbound MO Route 58 at MO Route 291 beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. Northbound and...
CASS COUNTY – MoDOT has completed its construction of a roundabout along MO Route 58 at Ward Rd. as of Saturday, Aug. 6. Roundabouts are a great alternative to a signalized intersection when a high volume of traffic needs to get through an area...