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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2012

Northeast 108th Street from I-435 to North Eastern Avenue to close

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department is advising residents that Northeast 108th Street between I-435 and North Eastern Avenue will close for construction beginning Monday, March 26 as Phase 2 of the Northeast 108th Street Roadway Improvement Project begins.

While Northeast 108th Street is closed, motorists can use North Eastern Avenue to Shoal Creek Parkway to access I-435, Kellybrook Elementary School and the neighboring residential subdivisions.

Phase 2 of this $4.2 million project will improve a two-lane arterial street section that will include a sidewalk, curbs, gutters and streetlights. The vertical alignment will be upgraded to improve sight distance.

The improvement is being paid for with bonds recently issued by the Shoal Creek Tax Increment Financing District. The Shoal Creek TIF District is using the tax revenue generated in the Route 152 and Flintlock commercial district to pay for off-site street improvements along the Northeast 108th Street, North Eastern Avenue, Northeast 76th Street and Shoal Creek Parkway corridors.

“I’m pleased to see that the Northeast 108th Street improvements are moving along on schedule,” said First District At-Large Councilman Scott Wagner. “As the next phase of construction begins, we are one step closer to the completion of a vital connection for residents in this growing area of the Northland.”

This work is being completed by the City’s Public Works Department and Hunt Midwest for the Shoal Creek Tax Increment Financing District.

The road is scheduled to reopen in late 2012 pending favorable weather.

For more information or media inquiries, please contact First District At-Large Councilman Scott Wagner at 816-513-6503.

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