MoDOT set to hold public hearing on the results of the Buck O'Neil EA Study

LEE’S SUMMIT – The Missouri Department of Transportation will host a public hearing for the Buck O’Neil Bridge Environmental Assessment (EA) Study, which will take place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, in the lobby of the Mid-America Regional Council office building, located at 600 Broadway Blvd., in Kansas City.


Citizens will be able to review the Preferred Alternative and ask the study team questions and provide feedback by submitting a comment card in writing.


Since July of 2018, MoDOT, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have been conducting an EA for an approximately four-mile stretch of US 169 in Clay and Jackson County Missouri, between the intersection of MO 9 and the I-35/12th St. interchange.


The study’s purpose is to investigate and identify improvements for maintaining the infrastructure in the study corridor, creating a system that serves local and regional traffic and improve safety in the corridor. The Buck O’Neil Bridge EA included a public involvement program.


Previously, MoDOT held a public meeting in February 2019, with an on-line meeting available to the public in July 2019. Through these meetings MoDOT provided information on the study process and alternatives evaluated.


Download and read the EA in full at


In addition, it is currently available at the following locations;


  • MoDOT Kansas City District Office located at 600 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086;
  • Kansas City Public Library, located at 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
  • Kansas City City Hall, located at 414 E 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64106
  • Mid-America Regional Council, located at 600 NE Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105
  • Federal Highway Administration – Missouri Division Office located at 3220 W Edgewood Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109



The Mid-America Regional Council is handicap accessible. For those in need of accommodations such as sign language, braille or foreign language interpreters, please contact MoDOT at least three working days before the event.


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