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.
Why is MoDOT doing on this project?
Working together as partners in safety, the Missouri Department of Transportation 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 goals of the RSA is to identify safety concerns, generate a list of possible countermeasures to address those concerns, and present findings for considered implementation. The objective of an RSA is not to redesign the project, but rather to identify proactive ways to enhance the safety of the facility. The multidisciplinary team included members from law enforcement, local entities, school districts, county officials and the public.
The outcome of the Road Safety Audit concluded that improved lane and shoulder widths, strategically improve site distance for cars turning off of or onto the roadway and add turn lane improvements and culvert extensions were the highest safety priorities for Route 92.
Route 92 Roadway Improvements
What is MoDOT doing on this project?
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 this route will be improved with these changes and additions.
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. Motorist may encounter detours or flagging operations while the work is on-goning. Residents along Route 92 will have access to their property during construction.
What is the time line and cost for this project?
The project is anticipated to begin in calendar year 2020 and be completed by the end of 2021. The construction cost is approximately $7 Million dollars and is funded with MoDOT funding dedicated for Safety Projects and Taking Care of the System Projects.