JACKSON COUNTY– MoDOT Kansas City is in the process of making intersection improvements at the intersections of MO Route 291 and Scherer Rd./Thompson Dr. and 16th St. in Lee’s Summit. Crews have closed the median across MO Route 291 and Scherer Rd./Thompson Dr. for median reconstruction until approximately Monday, Aug. 2. Access across MO Route 291 at this intersection will not be available during this time. There will be a signed detour:
- Northbound MO Route 291 traffic needing to access Scherer Rd. will be able to make a U-turn on MO Route 291 at SE Bailey Rd/Percels Rd.
- Southbound MO Route 291 traffic needing to access Thompson Dr. can turn left onto SE 16th St. and follow SE Decker St. back to Thompson Dr.
- Scherer Rd. traffic to MO Route 291 can turn left onto SW Jefferson St. and then follow 16th St. back to MO Route 291.
Beginning approximately, Monday, Aug. 2, construction will move into Phase 3 that will impact the outer road, Market St., 16th St., and Scherer Rd./Thompson Dr. with new pavement operations, signal lighting installations, and resurfacing. There will be a signed detour.
Construction is currently in phase 2 of four phases:
- Phase 2 will reconstruct the median at Scherer/Thompson. Access across MO Route 291 from Scherer/Thompson will continue to not be available during this phase. A signed detour will be in place.
- Phase 3 (beginning August 2 to late September) will impact the outer road, Market St., 16th St., and Scherer Rd./Thompson Dr. with new pavement operations, signal lighting installations, and resurfacing.
- Phase 4 (beginning in late September) will include the removal of the median at 16th St.
Project improvements include the installation of turn lanes and traffic signals at the Scherer Rd./Thompson Dr. intersection and also include the addition of right turn lanes and the removal of the median cross over and left turn lanes at the 16th St. intersection. Motorists can expect to see various lane closures in the area during construction. This project is anticipated to be complete by Oct. 2021. All work is weather permitting.
Please be patient and considerate to your fellow motorists. Use the zipper merge and take turns at merge points. Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE ZONES. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive. For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at http://www.kcscout.net or consult our real-time traffic partner, WAZE.
Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.
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