This project is focused on safety improvements in the eastbound and westbound lanes on Route 92 from Liberty Road to Nations Road. 

Counties Impacted
Clay
Project Status
In Progress

Project Updates

Not Started
Project update: Nov. 2022 UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION
Upcoming work scheduled for 2023.

The final section scheduled for construction on Route 92 will be from Route E/Stark to east of Route C. Crews plan to complete construction on this section in the 2023 calendar year.

In Progress
Project update: 8/2022

Road closure rescheduled for MO-92 between Mt. Olivet Road and Route E, Aug. 11 through approximately the end of Nov. 2022. This work is weather permitting. 

 

Complete
Project Update: 3/5/2022

Section 4: of this project is scheduled to start back up on Tuesday, March 29th. 

Crews will  be working on Route 92 from Route C to Plattsburg Rd. 

Route 92 will be fully closed in that section with access to local traffic only. 

Detours will be posted on State routes.  

This is all tentative and weather permitting. 

Complete
Project Update: 11/24/2021

Crews have opened Phase 6 (Kearney side) 

Crews have already completed Phase 1 (Smithville side)

There should not be anymore closures during the winter months. 

There's several remaining phases:

Phase 5 - Plattsburg Rd to Route A

Phase 4 Route A to Route C

Route 3 Route C to Eastern Rd.

Phase 2 Eastern Rd. to Mount Olivet 

Complete
Project Update: 7/30/2021

Crews have closed Plattsburbg Rd. to Nations Rd. in order to do the following work:

  • Widening the road from 11 feet to 12 feet
  • Replacing box and pipe culverts
  • Resurfacing the area and regrading ditches

Motorists can follow the signed detour, which includes taking I-35 south to Highway 291 to A Highway.

Tentative completion date for the work and the project, Sept. 30

 

Complete
Project Update: 06/14/2021 *****Correction*****

This project has not been delayed, but is in fact moving forward.

Crews are working to finish Phase 1. Crews hope to have this phase completed by July. 

Complete
Project Update: 06/09/2021

Phase 1 of this project has been delayed for several weeks due in part to 12 straight days of rain. Crews will resume work July 2. 

Complete
Project Update: 8/13/2021

Residents who live in the Oakwood Estates Subdivision should exit to the west towards Plattsburg Road.

MoDOT will have flaggers out to help direct traffic around work equipment

 

MoDOT has posted a 20 mph speed limit in the closure to help increase safety

 

MoDOT has filled in the shoulder on the south side of the road so there is no longer a drop off

 

MoDOT plans to have the shoulder on the north side paved with asphalt on Saturday, weather pending.

 

Complete
Project Update 3/16/2021

Crews will close all lanes of eastbound and westbound Route 92 between Liberty St. and Mount Olivet Rd., from Monday, March 22 and continue through Saturday, May 1 for road improvements. This will be a 24/7 road closure. Motorists should look for alternate routes. 

Complete
Public Hearing set for Feb. 13

Citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 concerning roadway improvements on Route 92 from Liberty Street in Smithville to Nation Road in Kearney, Missouri.  The hearing will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kearney City Hall located at 100 E Washington St in Kearney, Missouri 64060. The public hearing is an open-house meeting, which means no formal presentations will be made.

Complete
Project Update 5/10/2021

All lanes of eastbound and westbound Route 92 between Liberty St. and Mount Olivet Rd.,  will remain closed through Friday, June 18 for road improvements. This will be a 24/7 road closure. Motorists should look for alternate routes. 

Why is MoDOT doing this project? 

Working together as partners in safety, the Missouri Department of Transportation along with several other organizations, conducted a Road Safety Audit on Route 92 between US 169 and US 69 the fall of 2016. A Road Safety Audit (RSA) is a low-cost, proactive tool that can be very beneficial for improving the safety on the roadways. It is a formal safety examination of an existing roadway segment conducted by an independent, multidisciplinary review team.

The outcome of the Road Safety Audit concluded that the highest safety priorities for Route 92 were widened lanes, lengthened culverts, additional turn lanes to improve site distance, and resurfacing.

Route 92 Roadway Improvements

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Route 92

What is MoDOT doing on this project? 

This is part of a six-phase construction project, four of six sections of construction are complete.

The lanes will be widened to provide 12-foot lanes and 2-foot shoulders between Liberty Street in Smithville and Nation Road in Kearney. The culverts will be lengthened to accommodate the lane improvements.

Turn lanes will be added at Tillman Road (westbound left turn lane), Route C (westbound right turn lane and eastbound left turn lane) and Route A (eastbound right turn lane).

Site distance will be improved on Route 92 at the intersection of WHB Road and Route 92 and at the intersection of Five Corners Road and Route 92.  Additionally, Route 92 will be resurfaced between Route DD and Nation Road and the centerline, and edge-line rumble stripes will be reinstalled.

How will this project benefit me?

Safety along Route 92 will be improved with these changes and additions. Improvements vary depending on the section, but include widened lanes, lengthened culverts, additional turn lanes to improve site distance, and resurfacing.

What impact will this have on traffic?

Due to the limited space to work on Route 92, various road and lane closures will be needed during construction.  Motorists may encounter detours or flagging operations while the work is on-going.  Residents along Route 92 will have access to their property during construction.

            Upcoming closure schedule

                        Mt. Olivet to Route E - Aug. 8-Nov. 22

                        WHB Road to Route C - Spring/Summer 2023

What is the time line and cost for this project?

The project began in calendar year 2020. The project will now be completed in the 2023 calendar year. The construction cost is approximately $7 million dollars and uses MoDOT funding dedicated for Safety Projects and Taking Care of the System Projects.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are frequently asked questions about this project 

When will this project be completed?

This project is estimated to be completed in 2023 calendar year.

Mt. Olivet to Route E - Aug. 8-Nov. 22

WHB Road to Route C - Spring/Summer 2023

As construction begins on each section, will the previous section be opened?

Yes, the previous section under construction will be reopened before a new closure. There will only be on section under construction at a time. Currently, four of six closures have been completed.

Will the intersection at 92 and Mt Olivet stay open?

As work begins on the section of Mt. Olivet to Route E, the intersection of Mt. Olivet and Route 92 will remain open. There may be times throughout the construction process that the intersection of Mt. Olivet and Route 92 will be closed. Additional information will be shared by MoDOT prior to closing this intersection.

Will patrons still have access to Ectonville?

Patrons will be able to access Ectonville from the East during construction on the section of Mt. Olivet to Route E. Those needing to access Ectonville from the west will be advised to use the posted detour or find alternate routes. During construction on the last section of the project, WHB to Route C, access will be available through the work zone.

What work is being completed as part of this project?

Safety improvements vary depending on the section, but improvements include widened lanes, lengthened culverts, additional turn lanes,  intersection site distance improvements, and resurfacing.

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