Paseo and Independence Avenue Gateway Groundbreaking

by | Apr 19, 2022 | News, North Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Missouri, April 19, 2022 – The City of Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City Parks & Recreation held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Paseo and Independence Avenue Gateway Realignment and Reconstruction project on Friday, April 8, 2022. Members of McClure’s Transportation and Landscape Architecture team attended the groundbreaking.

The project was initiated in 2015. McClure has since worked with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, to develop a master transportation plan and implemented a combined sewer remediation plan for the 19-block area around the intersection. The project was funded by numerous sources, including a federal grant under MoDOT’s Local Public Agency guidelines, and involved the coordination and completion of a Traffic Safety and Operations report for impacts on the I-35 access ramps. McClure worked in tandem with the Kansas City University of Medical & Biosciences (KCUMB) on the northwest quadrant of the intersection to include a landscaped stormwater quality basin in the public right-of-way. The vision of the project can now come to life with construction beginning this Spring.

“The groundbreaking is the first step for new development and a ‘gateway’ to Kansas City’s Historic Northeast,” says Jay Burress, PE, ENV SP, a Team Leader at McClure. Burress has been heavily involved with this project since its initiation and says he is looking forward to seeing how this project will benefit the City’s beautification and growth. This project will greatly improve access and safety for cyclists, pedestrians, and transit users by better connecting neighborhoods, businesses, and the University through the improved Gateway.

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