Counties Impacted
Project Status
In Progress
Route Impacted
Missouri Route 291


This project will improve safety at the intersections of MO Route 291 and Scherer Rd./Thompson Dr. and 16th St. in Lee's Summit, MO. The project includes the installation of turn lanes and traffic signals at the Scherer Rd./Thompson Dr. intersection.  The project also includes the addition of right turn lanes and removal of the median cross-over and left turn lanes at the 16th St intersection.

The new turn lanes and traffic signals at Scherer Rd./Thompson Dr. will provide for the safe, orderly, and efficient movement of traffic with improved access to MO Route 291.  Removal of the median cross-over and turn lanes at 16th will eliminate left turn and cross-over traffic movements in order to improve safety.

The improvements at Scherer Rd./Thompson Dr. will improve access to MO Route 291.  The improvements at 16th St will shift left turning and cross-over traffic movements to adjacent intersections at Scherer Rd./Thompson Dr. and Persels Rd./Bailey Rd.

Project Plans

Project Plans

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MoDOT let this project in December 2020 and  construction will begin on June 2, 2021. Work is estimated to be completed by Summer 2021. 

The project is currently estimated to cost $1.3 million and is funded through MoDOT’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, and includes a combination of state and federal funds.


Phase 1
 Late May to late June

  • Build right turn lanes, drainage structures, and median island on Thompson Dr.
  • MO Route 291 shoulder closures at 16th St. and at Thompson/Scherer Dr.

Phase 2
Late June to mid July

  • Reconstruct median to accommodate traffic signal
  • Southbound and northbound left turn lane to Thompson/Scherer Dr. closed
  • MO Route 291 median closed at Thompson/Scherer Dr.

Phase 3
Mid July to late September

  • Build new pavement, median, and drainage at Market St. and Scherer Dr. intersection. 
  • Build right turn lanes along Thompson Dr. 
  • Resurface Market St.
  • Southbound MO Route 291 right turn lane to Scherer Dr. closed
  • Southbound Market St. closed to thru traffic north of Scherer Dr.
  • Northbound Market St. closed to thru traffic south of Scherer Dr.
  • Eastbound Scherer Dr. closed to thru traffic west of MO 291
  • Westbound Thompson Dr. right shoulder closed

Phase 4
Late September

  • Remove median crossover at MO Route 291 and 16th St.
  • MO Route 291 left shoulder closed.

This project is anticipated to be completed by late September 2021. All work is weather permitting.

Press Releases

291 and Scherer

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