Counties Impacted
Project Status
Planning Phase
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 hopes to let this project in December 2020, with construction beginning in Spring 2021 and completion 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.

291 and Scherer

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