Kansas City Metro Area Projects & Studies
The Kansas City area is a beehive of transportation activity. In
order to manage the growth and prepare for an efficient and effective
transportation system, the Kansas Department of Transportation and
many local partners are working together to study the area and develop
plans for the future. Here is a sampling of the projects and studies
underway in the region.
I-435 & Roe Avenue Bridge Replacement Project
The Kansas Department of Transportation plans to replace the I-435 and Roe Avenue Bridges in 2014/2015, if funding is available. The I-435 and Roe Avenue bridge replacement study was completed in late April 2011. The interchange selection study
evaluated several alternatives and
ultimately determined that a new
type of interchange, a diverging
diamond interchange (DDI), would
manage traffic most efficiently in the
future while providing the most
The construction project handout, including schedule and traffic impacts is available here: I-435 & Roe Ave DDI Construction Project Open House Handout (3/27/14)
Final I-435 and Roe Bridge Newsletter2012 (4/3/12)
Johnson County Gateway: I-435/I-35/K-10
This interchange is the focal point for regional and local traffic
in Johnson County and critical to future economic development in
the area. Between 2009 and 2011, KDOT conducted a Concept Study to develop a plan for the Interchange that would improve current traffic flow, prepare for future traffic growth, support economic development and improve overall safety. Once this study was completed, KDOT, moved forward with its first design-build project for Phase 2 of the Johnson County Gateway Project. It includes two highway-to-highway interchanges, seven
highway-to-local road interchanges, and the mainline for
K-10, I-435, and I-35 in the vicinity of those interchanges. To find out more about the Johnson County Gateway project, visit the project
website at: www.jocogateway.com.
K-7 & I-70 Interchange: Today. Tomorrow. Together.
The existing K-7 & I-70 Interchange in Bonner Springs is a major
highway-to-highway interchange. KDOT and its local partners are
managing the K-7 Corridor by planning for continuing growth in this
area. KDOT has developed the preliminary design for interchanges
at Kansas Avenue, I-70 and 130th Street that work together as one
complete system. The preliminary design process began in 2007 and
was completed in 2010. The new interchange design consists of ten phases and construction funding has been allocated for Phases 1-3 only. To find out more about the interchange project, visit the project
website at: www.k7andi70interchange.org.
Construction of Phases 1-3 of the interchange will be funded through KDOT’s T-WORKS program as was announced in 2011. Phase 1 improvements include a new traffic signal at the intersection of K-7 and Speaker Road, the addition of a loop ramp to both the northwest and southwest quadrants of the existing K-7 and I-70 interchange, and the removal of the overpass and existing I-70 ramps from the southeast quadrant of the interchange. Construction on the Phase 1 project will begin in late July 2013 and is scheduled for completion in late 2014.
The Phase 1 construction project handout is available here: K-7 & I-70 Interchange Phase 1 Construction Project Public Handout July 2013
The Phase 2B construction project handout is available here: K-7 and I-70 Interchange Phase 2B Construction Project Public Handout February 2014
Lewis & Clark Viaduct Concept Study
The Lewis and Clark Viaduct is a series of bridges that span land and water in Kansas City, Kansas. The Viaduct provides a vital link for I-70 across the Kansas River and connects Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is conducting a study to examine the condition of each of the nine bridges making up the Viaduct and developing a priority phasing plan for rehabilitation and/or replacement of the existing bridges. To find out more, visit the project website at: http://lcviaducti70.ksdot.org